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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Nigeria manager bans 'alien' bling

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.

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 Africa 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."

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