Harambee Stars defender Joash Onyango has shaved off his blonde white beard that caused an online stir.
Photos of Onyango's dyed beard went viral on Tuesday, June 18, eliciting mixed reactions among social media users who questioned his real age.
Last week, Football Kenya Federation posted ages of Afcon-bound players, with the central defender being identified as a 26-year-old.
However, many argued Onyango's appearance did not correspond with his age, rekindling debate on age cheating among sportsmen.
And in an apparent dig aimed at his trolls, the player dyed his beard all-white just days to the continental competition to earn a completely unrecognisable and old man look.
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Ironically, the look went on to stimulate the debate on his age, cementing his "old man" tag pinned on him.
The towering defender now appears to have bowed to the fresh trolls after getting rid of his beard altogether.
In a group photo shared on Harambee Stars' Twitter handle moments before the squad left Paris for Egypt on Tuesday evening, Onyango could be seen sporting a clean facial shave.
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