He made the call while speaking with newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday against the backdrop of a viral video on social media portraying a verbal attack on the country’s Olympics team in Vienna, Austria.
Van Dijk and Gomez have not played since October and November respectively after sustaining serious knee injuries.
Austria marked their first appearance in the knockout stage of the European Championship with a tireless performance to give their much-fancied opponents a scare.
After beating Ukraine by a single goal in their opener, the Netherlands were more comfortable this time
The 28-year-old has already confirmed that he will be leaving the German giants at the end of the season, ending a 13-year stay at the Allianz Arena, which has included two Champions League triumphs.
The Austria international will be out of contract at the end of the season and could be available on a free transfer next summer.
On late Monday, at least four people were killed and 18 injured in the centre of Vienna by four gunmen.
The team’s Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday that Etabo pulled out after he sustained an injury in his club’s lone goal defeat to Kasımpaşa FC at the weekend in a Turkish league encounter.
Streets across Europe were quiet on Sunday as lockdowns aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus prompted countries to tighten borders and people to avoid public spaces.
Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan said Turkey has suspended flights to nine European countries, including Germany, as part of its measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic continues to lead the ATP rankings, with leading positions unchanged in the week following the Australian Open.
It is an appreciable improvement again in 2019 as Germany, Austria and 30 other countries will be represented at the Seamaster ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open from August 7 to 11 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
Eleven-year-old Naomi Oloyode will represent Nigeria at “The Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative High-Level Conference on Corruption” in Vienna, Austria.
The National Emergency Management Agency on Friday said a total of 14,036 Nigerians have voluntarily returned home under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme which began in April 2017.
A Hungarian court on Thursday jailed four human traffickers for the deaths of 71 migrants, whose decomposing bodies were found crammed in a truck dumped on an Austrian motorway in August 2015.
African champions Nigeria have landed at the Avita Resort facility in the Austrian city of Bad Tatzmannsdorf for a two-week residential camping ahead of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals.
Austrian vice-chancellor and far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache on Saturday resigned, following the release of a secret video in which he is seen appearing to offer government contracts in exchange for political support.
Africa champions Nigeria will continue preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 at the annual Cyprus Women’s Cup tournament to be held between February 27 and March 6 in the Southern coastal city of Larnaca.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko is undergoing a medical examination at an Austrian clinic in the city of St. Johann in Tirol because of a recurrence of an old back injury, his spokesperson Oksana Zinovieva has told news portal LIGA.net.
The parents of a 16-year-old Sydney boy killed recently in an avalanche in Austria on Monday said it was triggered by a ski patrol trying to rescue the family.