Wilson Oruma, a former Super Eagles midfielder, has reportedly suffered a relapse into an emotional disorder he has battled for about six years. The former Marseille of France player was said to have been led astray into investing into a fake oil business in which he lost N1.2 billion.
Emakpor Dibofun, his friend, told Complete Sports, that the player had since been suffering from emotional disorder which has gotten worse recently.
“Wilson (Oruma) 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,” he said.
Waidi Akanni, a former Nigeria international and former Chairman of Lagos State Football Association, has said that plans by the footballer’s ex-teammates to help resuscitate him to normal life is ongoing.
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. He played club football at Nancy, RC Lens, Samsunspor, Nimes, Servette, Sochaux, Marseille and Guingamp, and Kavala FC of Greece, where he retired at 33 in 2010.