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Oruma Gains Support From Former Teammates

Written By: SD Reporter

Some former teammates of ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oruma have been moved into pity by the sorry state he is currently going through, and are now rallying round to help resuscitate him.

This comes after a fall from grace to grass for Oruma, who featured for Nigeria’s U-17, U-23 and the senior national teams.

He won 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.
At club level, Oruma starred for RC Lens, Nancy, Samsunspor, Nimes, Servette, Sochaux, Marseille, Guingamp and Kavala before he retired at the age of 33 on November 26, 2010.

Oruma, who captained the Golden Eaglets to win the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Japan, is said to have suffered a relapse of the emotional disorder that bugged him six years ago after he was defrauded by a clergy man and some fake oil businessmen.

Delta State-born Oruma was lured into a fake oil business in December 2012, when he was said to have invested a whopping N1.2bn after retiring from football and consequently lost a fortune.

“Wilson 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,” his bosom friend, Emakpor Dibofun said.

Also speaking, ex-international and former chairman of Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni said plans are on by Oruma’s mates to help resuscitate him to normal life.

“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,”Akanni stated.


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