Waleed Abdullah is one of 40 players found to have breached Saudi Arabian hairstyle rules.
In 2012, Saudi Arabia and Al Shabab keeper Waleed Abdullah was told to cut his “un-Islamic hair” by the referee before kick, reports the Sun.
The Telegraph adds, Arabian Gulf League referees are tasked with deciding whether a player’s hairstyle is not in keeping with UAEFA guidelines.
Islamic teachings have been known to ban ‘Qaza’ hairdos – which include mohawks – because parts of the head remain unshaven.
Gyan, 31, showed off his new mohawk – with ‘3’ shaved into the side in tribute to his shirt number – during the African Nations Cup.