Un-Islamic Haircuts These Ghanaian footballers would be found guilty of 'unethical hairstyle' in the UAE

Pulse Sports has taken a look at five Ghanaian players whose hairstyles wouldn't permit them to play in the UAE, after Asamoah Gyan was found guilty of an 'unethical haircut'

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Players all over the world want to have a sort of hairstyle that easily identifies them on the field and makes them standout out.

It is believed that those hairstyles are good for their branding and Ghanaian players are no exception to this fashion craze.

Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan was recently listed among 46 footballers whose hairstyles are 'unethical' and don't conform to the laws in the United Arab Emirates where they ply their trade.

Gyan had to amend his Mohawk hairstyle he got for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon in order to feature for his club side Al Ahli Dubai, after returning from the AFCON. 

Aside Asamoah Gyan, several Ghanaian players would have to amend their haircuts to avoid being found guilty of 'unethical hairstyle' if they plied their trade in the stern terrain of the UAE.

Below are the list of five players whose  hairstyles are in that category.

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The Montreal impact striker has dreadlocks in the middle, while the sides have been shaven.

Harrison Afful

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The Black Stars left full-back who plays for Columbus Crew in the Major Soccer League (MLS) has ginger-hair in the middle with the sides shaved.

Christian Atsu

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The Newcastle United midfielder has a Mohawk haircut similar to that of Asamoah Gyan and it is obvious that he wouldn't be allowed to play with this in the United Arab Emirates.

Godfred Saka


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The Aduana Stars and Local Black Stars right full-back wears weird dreadlocks with the sides partially shaven.

Stephen Adams

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The Aduana Stars goalkeeper has a hairstyle that looks like that of Godfred Saka and he would have added up to the 46 players who were found guilty of an 'unethical hairstyle'.

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