Former Nigeria U-20 captain, Isaac Promise, has passed away.
Okay.ng understands that Isaac died on Wednesday after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas.
The 31-year-old who was playing for Austin Bold FC in the United Soccer League, USL Championship, and the club confirmed his death on Thursday.
Police said authorities were called after a report of a deceased person at Isaac’s apartment building but no further details were immediately available.
Austin Bold FC announced his death in a statement on Thursday.
The statement reads:
“Austin Bold FC is heartbroken by the death of Promise Isaac who passed Wednesday night at the age of 31.
“An accomplished player, Isaac became the club’s 7th signing in history in August 2018 after spending the previous 12 seasons in the Turkish Süper Lig, TFF First League, and the Saudi Professional League. In that time, Isaac registered over 350 appearances and scored 79 goals.
“Originally from Zaria, Nigeria, Isaac is a full Nigerian international who has represented the Super Eagles in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, serving as captain and scoring once in six matches en route to the competition’s final. Isaac then earned a silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with the Nigerian U-23 team, again serving as a captain in four matches, including the gold medal match.
“Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and teammates.
“Rest in peace, Promise Isaac.”