Former Nigeria striker, Isaac Promise, has died at the age of 31, after a brief illness.
He passed away on Wednesday. He captained Nigeria to the 2003 Fifa U17 World Cup held in Finland, as well as the 2005 Fifa U20 World Cup in the Netherlands.
Also, at the 2008 Olympics, he played a key role in the country’s silver finish in Beijing – scoring in the 2-1 triumph over the USA in the preliminary round. Promise made his senior national team debut in 2009.
Promise was an unused substitute as the USL Championship side secured a 2-1 away victory at Portland Timbers on Tuesday.
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.
— Trabzonspor_en (@Trabzonspor_EN_) October 3, 2019
“Austin Bold FC is heartbroken by the death of Isaac Promise, who passed away on Wednesday night.
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Rest in peace, Isaac » https://t.co/GCMb0dReyM pic.twitter.com/svd2Ysv6M2
— Austin Bold FC (@AustinBoldFC) October 3, 2019″
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 a 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.