Randy Waldrum’s women camp in the Austrian capital as they prepare for their next international outings
The Nigerian Football Federation has pledged to unmask the unidentified man who harassed the women’s national team, the Super Falcons, while in transit in Vienna.
The nine-time African champions started a training camp in Austria last Thursday ahead of the six-nation Aisha Buhari Invitational tournament, which takes place in Lagos in September.
According to NFF Fifa match agent Jairo Pachon, Randy Waldrum’s side switched to public transport after Tuesday morning’s practice session, but were greeted with irritating comments about the scenery country policy.
In the viral video, players and officials tried to warn the man who criticized their international engagement alongside Sweden-born Evelyn and Josephine Ijeh, who have just been called for the first time in the Nigeria team.
He was then removed from the train and the issue was reported to the Nigerian Embassy in Austria and law enforcement authorities for further investigation.
“It’s unfortunate. The girls were on their way to the city center which was only a few minutes from the hotel,” Pachon said. the NFF website. “They got on that train and the guy came in and started cursing at them.
“He was taken to the next station and we reported the matter to the Nigerian Embassy 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 for the future.
“This incident will not affect the team’s camping program in any way and they will remain in Austria until Saturday July 24 as scheduled.”
In the viral video, the self-proclaimed Nigerian accused President Muhammadu Buhari of various security concerns in the country, including the kidnapping of young people.
However, NFF President Amaju Pinnick reacted to the situation and called the man’s comment a “despicable act” which will also be reported to Fifa.
“We are furious because it is young women who are our ambassadors and who are there in Austria to prepare for the big international competitions,” said Pinnick.
“It was a despicable act on the part of this man and we don’t take it lightly. The girls just wanted to go sightseeing and there is nothing wrong with that. They don’t deserve to be submissive. to such a rant by a so-called Nigerian compatriot.
“We’re going to unmask the guy and then take him from there. “