Isaac Promise, the former captain of Nigeria U-20, has died at the age of 31.
According to authorities, the former Flying Eagles captain gave up the ghost last Wednesday after he collapsed at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas.
Isaac captained Nigeria to the 2008 Olympic Silver Medal and he scored 79 goals in 11 professional seasons in Turkey.
Before his death, he was a player for the Austin Bold of the USL and on Thursday, the football team has confirmed his demise.
According to the Police, after a report of a dead person at Isaac’s apartment building, the authorities were alerted. Apart from that no further details were available.
The owner of Austin Bold Football team, Bobby Epstein disclosed that Isaac collapsed at the apartment gym and they didn’t suspect any foul play.
He said, “The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it’s the death of a fellow teammate.
“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.”
Isaac Promise captained Nigeria to the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Finland.
He also 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.
Promise made his senior national team debut in 2009 before fading off the international radar after three games and one goal.
Before his demise, he had several stints across Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United States of America.