Former Marseille and Nigerian International Footballer; Wilson Oruma suffered a mental disorder, after losing N1.2 billion to his Pastor who deceived him into investing in a fake oil business according to Complete Sports. The former Nigerian Midfielder who was so good he at a point dragged the number 10 shirt with Jay Jay Okocha is now suffering from a mental disorder. The 41year old Wilson Oruma is suffering a sad story which is similar to that of Emmanuel Eboue Who lost all his money to his wife Aurellie, but this time the predicament he found himself in was allegedly caused by a Clergy Man.
People say the mental case is so bad, if you see him on the streets and greet him, he will be screaming “Thank You Jesus” non stop!
Wilson Oruma captained the Golden Eaglets to victory at the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup & was also the top scorer (6 Goals). He won gold with Nigeria at the 1996 Olympics. He won Ligue 1 with Lens in 1997-98, Coupe de la Ligue with Sochaux in 2004 & Coupe de France with Guingamp in 2009. But everything has been lost as the 41-year-old is now retired and broke.
But there are reports that say Kanu, Eguavoen, Siasia, Akanni are planning to play a fund-raising match for distressed Wilson Oruma, in order to help raise funds for him.
Wilson Oruma’s case is very heartbreaking and thought-provoking, especially after all the sacrifices and hard-work he put in his career. He has been in this mental case for 5 years now, and an intervention like the fundraising match will come a long way to rehabilitate the former Nigerian International.
After all the stories flying around, Wilson Oruma posted a picture on Facebook today saying “M.O.N on the wings of Grace. No shaking” and is looking very happy with smiles all over. Perhaps he has recovered from the setback and in sound health!