Isaac Promise who was the captain of Nigeria at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China is dead.
The former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles’ skipper, Isaac Promise has been confirmed dead by died his American team has confirmed.
Austin Bold FC chairman, Bobby Epstein announced that the player passed away on Wednesday at the age of 31.
“The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it’s the death of a fellow teammate,” wrote Epstein.
Georgia Revolution FC wrote;
It’s with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of former Revs star player Isaac Promise who went on to meet the Lord on Wednesday night at the young age of 31. He was a great player, devout Christian and amazing person. Please keep his family in your prayers.
We are extremely saddened to hear that our former footballer Isaac Promise playing for us in the 2008-09 season has passed away. We extend our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Isaac Promise was part of the Flying Eagles squad at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, where he served as captain and scored one goal in six matches en route the final of the competition.
He later earned a silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with the Nigerian U-23 team, again serving as captain in four matches, including the gold medal match.
Isaac made his first appearance on the senior squad for Nigeria in 2009. He earned 3 caps and scored one goal.