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Super Eagles Skipper Isaac Promise is Dead

Valentine Chinyem



Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the death of Isaac Promise, former Super Eagles forward.

Isaac died late Wednesday after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas. He was 31.

He was playing his trade at the Austin Bold of the USL, in Texas.

Austin Bold owner Bobby Epstein said Isaac collapsed at the apartment gym and no foul play was suspected.

Isaac played for Nigeria at the 2005 World Youth Championship and captained the Under-23 national team that lost the 2008 Olympic final 1-0 to Lionel Messi and Argentina. He also appeared in three matches for Nigeria’s senior national team.

Isaac played for seven clubs in Turkey, appearing in more than 350 matches. He spent a season in Saudi Arabia before signing with Austin Bold, where he had three goals in 20 matches this season.

A message by the NFF on Twitter reads, “We are sad to hear of the sudden demise of former @NGSuperEagles forward, Isaac Promise. Promise was captain of the Beijing Olympics’ Eagles squad that won silver. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. May his soul Rest In Peace, Amen.”