LAGOS STATE FA PLANS CHARITY MATCH FOR WILSON ORUMA

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Former Super Eagles stars, including the trio of Augustine Eguavoen, Taribo West and Nwankwo Kanu, have agreed to take part in a charity football game to raise funds to aid their ex-colleague, Wilson Oruma.

Oruma has made the headlines recently after suffering a mental relapse of some sort.

The former Golden Eaglets captain allegedly lost most of his money to swindlers six years ago in a failed business deal, thus leading to some sort of depression.

The Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni, revealed that the planned Charity game to help Oruma has been proposed to hold in Lagos in February.

He said he is confident more ex-internationals will make themselves available to help one of their own.

Oruma, 41, had an illustrious career playing most of his club football in France where he turned up for many top sides including Lens, Marseille, and Sochaux as well as a handful of other European teams.

Aside from his successes in club football, Oruma also had it good playing for Nigeria right from the U-17 cadre to the national team, the Super Eagles.
The midfield maestro 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.

  1. He was allegedly defrauded by a clergyman and some fake oil businessmen to the tune of N1.2 billion in December 2012; a development that has seen his life take a serious nosedive.
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