Away with fancy hairstyles!

LAGOS - Nigeria's Olympics football coach Samson Siasia, pictured, has warned his players that he expects short hair and correct clothing for the Beijing Games, a federation spokesman said at the weekend.

LAGOS - Nigeria's Olympics football coach Samson Siasia, pictured, has warned his players that he expects short hair and correct clothing for the Beijing Games, a federation spokesman said at the weekend.

Siasia believes that his players are devoting too much time to their elaborate hairstyles, time which he believes could be better used in fine-tuning their performances.

And the coach goes as far as to claim that players with short hair are more aero-dynamic and so find it easier to find their rhythm on the pitch.

Nigeria, the Olympic champions in 1996, are drawn with the Netherlands, Japan and the US. - Sapa-AFP

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