Randy Waldrum’s women camp in the Austrian capital as they prepare for their upcoming international outings
The Nigerian Football Federation has promised to unmask the unidentified man who harassed the national women’s team, the Super Falcons, while he was transporting in Vienna.
The nine-time African champion started a training camp in Austria last Thursday before the Aisha Buhari invitational tournament of six countries, which takes place in Lagos in September.
According to NIF’s Fifa match agent Jairo Pachon, Randy Waldrum’s team opted for public transport after Tuesday’s training session, but they were greeted with annoying comments about the political landscape in the country.
In the viral video, players and officials tried to warn the man who criticized their international association with Evelyn and Josephine Ijeh, who was born in Sweden, who had just received their first appeal to the Nigerian team.
He was later taken off the train and the matter was reported to the Nigerian embassy in Austria and the police authorities for further investigation.
‘That is a shame. “The girls were on their way to the city center, which was only a few minutes away from the hotel,” said Pachon. the NFF website. ‘They entered this train and the man came in and insulted them.
‘He was bundled up at the next station and we reported the matter to the embassy of Nigeria and the Austrian police. We have never had this kind of case with any of our teams, and lessons have been learned and we will be guided appropriately going forward.
“This incident will in no way affect the team’s camping program, and they will remain in Austria until Saturday 24 July as planned. ‘
In the viral video, the self-proclaimed Nigerian president accuses Muhammadu Buhari of the various security challenges in the country, including the kidnapping of youths.
However, NFF president Amaju Pinnick reacted to the situation, describing the man’s remark as a ‘shameful act’ which would also be reported to Fifa.
“We are furious because it is young ladies who are our ambassadors and are preparing for big international competitions in Austria,” Pinnick noted.
“It was a shameful act by that man and we do not take it lightly. The girls simply wanted to go on tour and there is nothing wrong with that. They do not deserve to be subjected to such a diatribe by a so-called Nigerian.
“We will unmask the man and then take him away.”