A former Nigeria U-20 and U-23 captain, Isaac Promise, is dead.
Isaac is a full Nigerian international who has represented the Super Eagles in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, serving as captain and scoring once in six matches en route to the competition’s final.
Isaac then 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.
According to a press statement by his club, Austin Bold FC, Promise died on Wednesday night at the age of 31.
Austin Bold FC chairman, Bobby Epstein, announced the passing on Thursday.
“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.”
Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and teammates.
Rest in peace, Promise Isaac