Former Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oruma has allegedly relapsed into emotional disorder after being duped of N1.2 billion by an unknown pastor and fake oil businessmen.
His close friend, Emakpor Dibofun told Complete Sports that the former Super Eagles star is yet to recover from the fortune he lost to fraudsters six years ago.
“Wilson Oruma hasn’t really recovered from the emotional disorder which he suffered after he was duped.” Dibofun said, “He has been to several places in search of a lasting solution, but it gets worse after a bit of improvement,”
A former Nigeria international and former Chairman of Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni, also added that plans by Oruma’s ex teammates to help resuscitate him to normal life is ongoing. .
“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,” he said. “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.”
Oruma, who played alongside JJ Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo, featured for RC Lens, Nancy, Samsunspor, Nimes, Servette, Sochaux, Marseille and Guingamp, and Kavala FC of Greece before he retired at the age of 33 on November 26, 2010.
The midfield maestro also 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.