New Nigeria coach Keshi bans earrings

AP, Thursday 22 Dec 2011

New Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has banned his players from wearing earrings while in national team camps, saying it’s “alien” to Nigerian culture for men to have them

Stephan Keshi

The former Super Eagles captain took charge of his first training camp with locally based players this week after he replaced Samson Siasia following Nigeria’s failure to qualify for next month’s African Cup of Nations.

Keshi laid down strict rules for his players while at training and at hotels, banning earrings and warning that the national team was “no breeding ground for players who want to show off.”

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson last year famously banned his players from wearing snoods—a type of neck-warmer—before they were eventually outlawed by FIFA.

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