Former Nigerian International Isaac Promise Passes Away at 31

3rd October, 2019

In what has turned out to be very shocking news to the Nigerian football fans, the death of Isaac Promise was announced by his his American club some hours back.

The bad news was broken by the striker’s American team in the US in a message posted on their Twitter handle some hours ago as posted below.

The last team he played for in the US is Austin Bold F.C. The team’s chairman, Bobby Epstein announced the passing away of the 31 year – old player on Wednesday.

“The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it’s the death of a fellow teammate,” wrote Epstein.

“It’s with shock and grief that we acknowledge the sudden death of Promise Isaac.

“On behalf of the BOLD organisation; we wish his wife, children and family strength and peace as they struggle to cope with his death.”

Isaac Promise was an unused substitute as the USL Championship side secured a 2-1 away victory at Portland Timbers on Tuesday.

The player captained Nigeria to the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Finland, as well as the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands at which the Flying Eagles were runners-up to Argentina.

The striker played a key role in Nigeria’s silver medal finish at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing – scoring in the 2-1 triumph over the United States in the group stage.

He went on to make his senior national team debut in 2009, even though he only played three games and scored one goal.

In the course of his football career, he had several stints across Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Uneekomunikations prays for the repose of this young player’s soul and the strength for family and friends to bear this irreparable loss.