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Hacjivah Dayimani made a fashionable appearance at his Stormers 50th cap game over the weekend. Images via X: @dhlstormers

Daring Dayimani’s fashionable appearance at Stormers 50th cap

Stormers star Hacjivah Dayimani stood out from the crowd – literally – at his 50th Test match over the weekend. Take a look…

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Hacjivah Dayimani made a fashionable appearance at his Stormers 50th cap game over the weekend. Images via X: @dhlstormers

DHL Stormers player Hacjivah Dayimani made a fashion statement at his 50th cap match against Ulster over the weekend.

The South African rugby player, who also has Nigerian roots, sported a funky hairstyle and painted nails at the URC game.

The local club won the game 23-20 on home turf against the Irish team.

DAYIMANI MAKES DARING APPEARANCE AT STORMERS 50TH CAP

While Hacjivah Dayimani is known for his speed and agility on the rugby field, he is equally recognised for his eccentric fashion sense.

On Saturday’s game at the DHL Stadium, the 26-year-old stood out from the crowd, literally.

Called the “Dennis Rodman of rugby,” the Stormers star sported a peroxide blonde hairstyle with the words “Stay Cool” sprayed onto the back of his head in rainbow colours.

He also showed off his fabulous manicure, complete with metallic blue, green, and purple nail polish.

Dayimani joined the Western Cape club in 2021 after a short stint with the Gauteng Lions.

Praising the flanker, Stormers director of rugby John Dobson said ahead of the game: “Hacjivah has been a phenomenon for us over the last three seasons and gives us a real point of difference. Hopefully, the team can deliver a good performance and make it a memorable occasion for him,”

And it was indeed a special occasion for the star, who was seen sipping on champagne while taking a shower after the match in a video posted on TikTok.

FASHION FINESSE OFF THE FIELD

It’s no secret that Hacjivah Dayimani loves experimenting with fashion.

As a part-time model and owner of his own footwear brand, Hibacci, he’s always one step ahead of his rugby colleagues.

Speaking to GQ as their March cover star, the star claimed he was not into “boring” style but “something different” and “fresh”.

“What inspires me the most is wearing South African brands and using a designer piece just to flex a bit.”

Dayimani claimed Nigerian singer Burna Boy was his celebrity fashion icon.

Speaking to Weekend Argus last year, Dayimani admitted his look was not for everyone.

“My fashion journey became a massive topic amongst the guys, and I was considered being weird or attention-seeking. Some say I’m coming out of the closet. I received backlash on social media where people create fake accounts and called me names. They made it seem like they’re just joking.”

However, he remains unfazed by the criticism.

He continued: “Sometimes, I wished people knew (that) fashion makes me feel alive, and I want to inspire people to do what makes them happy.

“People must remember rugby is what I do, not who I am, and after rugby, I have a life.”