A number of former Super Eagles stars, including Nwankwo Kanu, will play a fundraiser match for Wilson Oruma.
Oruma, who played with Kanu at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, is in poor mental condition after losing a heap of money to swindlers.
He was allegedly defrauded by a clergy man and some fake oil businessmen to the tune of N1.2 billion, and has never been the same ever since.
Kanu, alongside former Super Eagles captains Augustine Eguavoen and Samson Siasia, have all agreed to play in the fundraiser for the former Nigeria U-17 captain.
They also intend to use the medium to share their experiences to the current players on how well to manage their finances and life after retiring from football in a career talk programme during the event.
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Former Chairman of Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni, who is also a former Nigeria international told reporters that a delegation will be sent to meet with Oruma’s family to know how they can help him fully recover.
“Since the news broke that he (Oruma) had a relapse of an emotional disorder, his former teammates having been trying to reach out to people around him to show love to him,” Akanni told CSN on Thursday.
“Taribo, Kanu and some of the Atlanta 96 set are keen to turn out for their former teammate.
“They have all agreed to reach out to his family to see how they can help him out and also use the opportunity to educate the current players on how to plan their future after retirement.
“I’m sure other players who will be contacted later will be willing to take part just as the Lagos State government and the Delta State government, where Oruma hails from.”