TRAGEDY: Former Nigeria Football Team Captain Dead!

The Nigeria football fraternity has been hit with yet another casualty with the news of the death of Nigeria International Isaac Promise.

The 31-year old who last played for Austin Bold FC in the USL Championship was the captain of the Nigeria team to the Bejing 2008 Olympics where the country won silver.

Isaac first appeared for the Super Eagles in 2009. He earned 3 caps, and scored one goal.

Promise played professionally for 14 seasons, much of which was spent in Turkey. He scored a total of 77 club goals during his career.

Here is the statement from his last club…..

Austin Bold FC is heartbroken by the death of Promise Isaac who passed Wednesday night at the age of 31.

An accomplished player, Isaac became the club’s 7th signing in history in August 2018 after spending the previous 12 seasons in the Turkish Süper Lig, TFF First League, and the Saudi Professional League. In that time, Isaac registered over 350 appearances and scored 79 goals.

TIANJIN, CHINA – AUGUST 10: Promise Isaac of Nigeria controls the ball during the Men’s Group B match between Nigeria and Japan on Day 2 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 10, 2008 in Tianjin, China. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Originally from Zaria, Nigeria, 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.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and teammates.

Rest in peace, Promise Isaac

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