HEARTBREAKING: Ex-Eagles star runs mad again - FCNaija

Nigerian Football News By: Linus Onyeze | 11/01/2018

Former Nigeria international Wilson Oruma has suffered a relapse of the mental disorder he initially suffered several years ago.

The former midfielder reportedly suffered severe mental disorder after he was defrauded by fake businessmen. Oruma, according to reports, invested a whopping sum of N1.2billion for the supposed business deal in December 2012, but it turned out he failed to do proper due diligence on his supposed business partners, who eloped with his money.

“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.” his bossom friend Emakpor Dibofun was quoted by

Meanwhile, 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,”Akanni told

“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 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.