Algerian duo Riyad Mahrez and Saïd Benrahma receive strange request from coach

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The boss of the Algerian national team, Djamel Belmadi, reportedly had a bizarre request for Riyad Mahrez and Saïd Benrahma when they arrived on an international mission this week.

Having recently dyed their hair, it has been claimed that Manchester City’s Mahrez and West Ham United’s Benrahma have been ordered to get rid of their blonde hair as it is not considered a “respectable style” by the boss of their national team, according to Algerian news. exit Daily Dzaïr.

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The Premier League duo were seen sporting their natural hair color again shortly after arriving for the national team, despite having blonde hair in their last club games just before the international break.

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Algeria are set to face Djibouti and Burkina Faso in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers over the next few days, and Belmadi is said to have ruled the day because he wants his players “to sport a respectable no-frills style that reflects the traditions and customs of Algerian society “.

It is believed that this is not the first time that the tactician, who is considered to be quite disciplinary, has ordered one of his stars to change his hair color, after telling defender Ilias Hassani to cut his blonde locks during an incident. in 2018.

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