Former Nigeria, Genclerbirligi, and Trabzonspor striker Isaac Promise has passed away at the age of 31.
Austin Bold FC chairman, Bobby Epstein announced the player passed away on Wednesday.
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“The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it’s the death of a fellow teammate,” wrote Epstein.
‘‘On behalf of the BOLD organisation; we wish his wife, children and family strength and peace as they struggle to cope with his death.”
Promise was an unused substitute as the USL Championship side secured a 2-1 away victory at Portland Timbers on Tuesday.
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He captained Nigeria to the 2003 Fifa U17 World Cup held in Finland, as well as the 2005 Fifa U20 World Cup in the Netherlands where the Flying Eagles were runners-up to Argentina.
At the 2008 Olympics, he played a key role in Nigeria’s silver medal finish in Beijing – scoring in the 2-1 triumph over the United States in the group stage.
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