The Super Falcons have been verbally assaulted by an unidentified man who claimed he is a Nigerian while the team were seated in their bus in Vienna.
The nine-time African champions Nigeria had arrived in the Austrian capital, Vienna for an 8-day training camp for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament.
In a viral video trending online, Nigeria accused the team of representing a terrorist organization.
“I want to speak to you people please. I am also a Nigerian and live in Vienna. I have lived here for so many years and you people are representing a terrorist organisation, a terrorist government. You Nigerian youths should be very ashamed of yourselves, every one of you here.
“This can’t happen in another country where youths are representing a government. There are over 10 million youths and you people that should know are representing a terrorist organisation, killing youths, kidnapping. I am calling on you idiots to go back home,” he stated.
He further threatened to invite the police if he is physically attacked by the squad, saying the corruption in Nigeria forced him to leave Julius Berger team he played for in Nigeria.
The City of Lagos will host the six-nation invitational that will see the Super Falcons, Ghana’s Black Queens, Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses, Banyana Banyana of South Africa, Morocco and Mali tango in na celebratory atmosphere in the month of September for a glittering trophy named in honour of Nigeria’s First Lady, Dr (Mrs) Aisha Buhari.
Questions have been asked as to the level of security arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and attempts to reach the president, Amaju Pinnick, General-Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi prove abortive. Text messages sent to them were not delivered as at press time.