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Former Nigeria U-20 Captain, Isaac Promise is dead

Ex- Flying Eagles captian, Isaac Promise is dead.

The Former Genclerbirligi and Trabzonspor striker passed away at the age of 31 on Wednesday (Oct.2) under unknown circumstances.

The striker’s American team, Austin Bold FC confirmed the shocking news in a statement. 

“The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it’s the death of a fellow teammate,” said Austin Bold FC Chairman Bobby Epstein. “It’s with shock and grief that we acknowledge the sudden death of Promise Isaac. On behalf of the Bold organization; we wish his wife, children and family strength and peace as they struggle to cope with his death.”

Isaac Promise represented the Super Eagles in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. He served as captain and scored once in six matches. He later 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.

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