The captain of the senior national team of Ghana, Asamoah Gyan is part of a group of 40 players in the United Arab Emirates whose hair styles are deemed ‘unethical’ according to the laws of the land.
The United Arab Emirates Football Association guidelines permits to a certain degree, the kind of haircut a player gets before taking to the field. One of the most significant stories relating to this issue is when Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Waleed Abdullah was asked by a referee to cut his ‘un-Islamic hairstyle before he was permitted to play.
Asamoah Gyan, captain of the Black Stars has a trademark Mohawk hairstyle where he designs his favourite number 3 on either sides of his head.
The player has had the look during his days in England with Premier League club Sunderland. Gyan has also previously played for Al Ain and Shanghai SIPG with the same look.
Gyan, who is on loan at Arabian Gulf League club Al Ahli is expected to make amends to his haircut as some Islamic teachings ban ‘Qaza’ hairstyles which includes the 31-year-old’s preferred style.
Asamoah Gyan was recently with the Ghana Black Stars team who placed fourth at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.