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Former U20 captain Isaac Promise dies at 31

Former U20 captain Isaac Promise dies at 31

Former captain of the Nigeria U20 and U23 national teams, Isaac Promise was announced dead by his American club, Austin Bold FC.

The club said the former Genclerbirligi and Trabzonspor striker passed on Wednesday night 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,” Austin Bold chairman Bobby Epstein wrote.

His former teams, Georgia Revolution and Trabzonspor have offered their condolences to the family of Promise.

Promise led the Golden Eaglets to the 2003 FIFA U17 World Cup in Finland before he captained Nigerian team to the 2005 FIFA U20 World Cup in the Netherlands. The Flying Eagles finished lost to Argentina in the final of the tournament. He was also part of the Beijing 2008 Olympics team that won silver.

The 31-year-old striker played three games for the Super Eagles; he scored a goal during in his international career.