The Super Falcons of Nigeria who are currently camped in Austria, Vienna were subjected to harassment and abuse by a strange man on Tuesday while on official duty in the country’s colours.
On a viral video seen by aclsports.com, the strange man who identified himself as a Nigerian boarded the same train as the Super Falcons of Nigeria accusing the players of representing the Buhari government which he labelled a terrorist organization.
How did this happen @PinnickAmaju?
Nigeria's Super Falcons being subjected to abuse and harassment in Vienna, Austria. Are they really moving about in public transport or how did the charlatan gain access? pic.twitter.com/R5nNPiG5ex
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— Fisayo Dairo (@FisayoDairo) July 20, 2021
He also made reference to the October 20, 2020 killings saying the girls should be ashamed to represent such a government.
Few minutes into the strange man’s misplaced and misdirected anger, some officials of the team and players had to stand up to defend themselves against this harassment and abuse as there was no official security detail on sight attached to the Super Falcons of Nigeria.
Having watched and seen the 2min long video, the real questions remain:
Why were the Super Falcons of Nigeria conveyed via public transport on official duty?
Why was there zero security detail attached to the nation’s women’s football team – Africa’s most successful women’s side?
The Super Falcons of Nigeria are currently in Vienna for an eight-day training camp in preparation for the Aisha Buhari six-nation invitational tournament which will be staged in Lagos, Nigeria.
Participating teams will include host nation Super Falcons of Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, Mali and Morocco.