To say that ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oruma, needs help is an understatement. The footballer suffered a relapse of the emotional disorder that bugged him six years ago.
Six years ago, Oruma, was defrauded by a clergyman and some fake oil businessmen making him lose a lot of money.
According to reports, Oruma was lured into a fake oil business in December 2012 in which he invested the sum of N1.2billion after retiring from football. He eventually lost the investment.
A bossom friend of the ex-footballer, Emakpor Dibofun, is quoted saying thus”He hasn’t really recovered from the emotional disorder which he suffered after he was duped. He has been to several places in search of a lasting solution, but it gets worse after a bit of improvement.”
Former Chairman of Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni, has however revealed plans by Oruma’s ex-teammates to help resuscitate him to normal life.
According to Akanni, “We have contacted some of his colleagues whom he played with during his days at the national team and there have been positive news regarding what we are trying to do. But nothing more I can discuss publicly just yet, but he needs help. We just pray all goes well, so we can help him out of this precarious situation” Akanni said.
Oruma featured for Nigeria’s U-17, U-23 and the senior national team, winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1993, the Olympic gold in 1996 and two bronze medals at the African Cup of Nations in 2002 and 2006.