A former Super Eagles midfielder Wilson Oruma is said to be recuperating in a Lagos hospital following a relapse of his mental breakdown.
Oruma has been in the news for the odd reason recently following reports that he is suffering a relapse of mental breakdown which he first suffered after he was duped an estimated N1.2 billion by a combination of a clergyman and fake businessman in 2012.
Last week new photos emerged of the former midfielder not looking his best self but his younger brother Dominic Oruma has revealed that he is in a Lagos hospital.
“Wilson is doing very fine he is in a hospital in Lagos,” Dominic said on sports show on Top Radio monitored in Lagos. “Doctors think he won’t spend a long time in the hospital, he is in great spirit.”
Following reports of Oruma’s ordeal, there have been calls for his former colleagues to donate money for him but his brother who spoke on behalf of the family insists that the family is not in any financial distress and not asking for any help.
He said, “We (family) have swung into action and everything is being taken care of.”
He then called on the public to ignore anybody calling for donations for Oruma.
“The family is not asking for any financial assistance,” Dominic who played for Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles said. “We want to let the public know, we appreciate any concern but we don’t want any financial help.” The
Oruma had a 17-year professional career playing for the likes of Lens, Samsunspor, Sochaux and for Nigeria. He was one of the breakout stars of the Golden Eaglets that won the 1993 U-17 FIFA World Cup in Japan. Three years later, he was part of the U-23 team that made history by winning the gold medal at the football event of Atlanta 96 Summer Olympic Games.
Some ex-Eagles players led by Victor Ikpeba were reportedly looking at raising some funds for his rehabilitation via a Charity game.