Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – Former Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oruma, has taken to social media to allay fears about his health. The ex-football star released a video clip on Tuesday, reassuring fans that he is not suffering from any sickness.
Oruma, who played for Nigeria at the 1998 World Cup in France, had been rumoured to be critically ill after he was allegedly duped by a pastor in 2012. The incident reportedly left him in a state of depression, leading to speculation about his health status.
However, in the video shared on social media, Oruma appeared healthy and happy, thanking his fans for their support. He also urged them to continue praying for him and his family.
“I’m not sick, please don’t listen to the rumours,” Oruma said. “I’m fine, and I thank God for my life. Please pray for me and my family.”
The former midfielder’s comments have been welcomed by fans across Nigeria and beyond, who were worried about the reports of his health. Oruma remains one of the most beloved players in Nigerian football history, having played for clubs like RC Lens in France and AC Milan in Italy.
The video clip has also been praised by industry experts, who say it is important for public figures like Oruma to address rumours about their health. According to Dr. Chukwuemeka Iroanya, a Lagos-based physician, public figures like Oruma have a responsibility to dispel rumours and misinformation about their health.
“It’s important for people in positions of influence to be transparent about their health status,” Dr. Iroanya said. “When there are rumours about their health, it can create unnecessary anxiety and panic among their fans and followers. So, it’s good that Oruma has come out to reassure his fans that he is okay.”
In conclusion, Oruma’s message of reassurance has put an end to speculation about his health. Fans of the former Super Eagles midfielder can now rest easy knowing that he is healthy and happy. And while the rumours may have caused some anxiety among his followers, the video clip serves as a reminder that transparency and openness are key to dispelling misinformation and rumours in the public domain.