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An unidentified self acclaimed Nigerian on Tuesday verbally assaulted the Super Falcons inside a train he boarded with the players in Vienna, capital of Austria.
The nine –time African champions Nigeria had arrived in the Austria for an eight-day training camp preparatory to the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament.
In a video recording which went viral yesterday, the angry ‘Nigerian’ accused the thoroughly frightened players of representing a ‘terrorist organization’.
Said he: “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, everyone of you here.
“This can’t happen in another country where youths are representing a government. There are over 10 million Nigerian youths here and you people that should know are representing a terrorist organisation, killing youths, kidnapping. I am calling on you idiots to go back home”.
However, when some of the players attempted to fight back, he further threatened to invite the police if he was physically attacked by the squad, saying the corruption in Nigeria forced him to leave Julius Berger football club that he once played for in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, as series of questions are being asked about the level of security arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the Super Falcons in Austria, the football federation yesterday issued a statement saying it had “initiated moves to ensure the unmasking of the self-acclaimed Nigerian who got on the train and made the players uncomfortable with inflammatory political talks”.