Former Nigeria international, Wilson Oruma, has suffered a relapse of the emotional trauma that bugged him six years ago after he was defrauded by a clergyman and some fake businessmen.
Oruma, 41, was the victim of a fraudulent oil business in December 2012 in which he invested a whopping N1.2billion without proper consultation.
The ex-midfielder put almost all his savings into the contemptible deal immediately after quitting the game.
Ever since life hasn’t been the same for the former Super Eagle.
“Wilson (Oruma) hasn’t really recovered from the emotional disorder which he suffered after he was duped,” friend and close associate, Emakpor Dibofun, was quoted by Complete Sports on Thursday.
“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 one-time Chairman of Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni, also added that plans are in place by Oruma’s ex-teammates to 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 has been positive news regarding what we are trying to do,” he revealed.
“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 is fondly remembered for captaining Nigeria to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1993.
He was also a key member of the Dream Team that clinched Olympic Gold medal three years after.
For the Eagles he made 19 appearances, scoring three times.
He enjoyed an even more colourful club career, predominantly in France.
Among others, he kitted for Lens, Marseille and Sochaux.