Keita Balde, popular Senegalese player has faced backlash after he appeared at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon with a lighter skin than his original.

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Keita Balde (All Rights Reserved)

The Senegalese star who was born in Spain and plays for Cagliari, decided to play for his home African country, Senegal. He looked darker previously and was perhaps uncomfortable with h his appearance thus bleached it which has got mixed reactions from fans who feel Africans should be proud of their dark skins.

Bleaching is not a new phenomenon in the African society but lots of person have been advocating for natural skin being maintained.