Nigerians have lamented the death of a former international Isaac Promise who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 31.
Concise News had reported that Promise’s death was announced on Thursday by his US-based club Austin Bold.
“The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it’s the death of a fellow teammate,” the club Chairman Austin Epstein said.
“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.”
Austin Bold FC is heartbroken by the death of Isaac Promise, who passed away on Wednesday night.
Isaac Promise: 1987-2019
— Austin Bold FC (@AustinBoldFC) October 3, 2019
While reacting to the death of the former U-20 and U-23 captain, Nigerians took to Twitter to express shock at his demise.
They prayed to God to help the family he left behind the strength to cope at this trying time.
Concise News captured some of the reaction to Isaac Promises death as seen below:
Death alone is inevitable.
Rest in perfect peace Isaac Promise pic.twitter.com/4Ml466u7Ns
— Akinpelumi Akinboye (@theakinakinboye) October 3, 2019
What is this news l am seeing about Isaac Promise?
Why Why…man was still 31….😭😭.
RIP Lad, your name will never be forgotten.
— Kelechi Watchdog Nkoro (@K1Says) October 3, 2019
His last tweet.
Former Nigeria striker Isaac Promise has died at the age of 31. He was captain of the U20 and U23 teams. Rest In Peace! pic.twitter.com/JzphfACdlE
— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) October 3, 2019
Let take a moment to remember, Isaac Promise, who captained Nigeria to the 2008 Olympic silver medal and scored 79 goals in 11 professional seasons in Turkey, died late Wednesday after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas, according to reports. He was 31. RIP. 😢 pic.twitter.com/Ui6R1kBDsk
— Odeyele Ayodeji. (@HaywhySpeaks) October 3, 2019
Oh my gosh! So Isaac Promise is dead? Wawu! May his soul Rest In Peace!
Can we just talk about our favorite Isaac Promise moment to keep his memories alive? pic.twitter.com/TO7uyxFZgc
— Ayekooto (@thebardogbamola) October 3, 2019
Isaac Promise was an energetic and terrific player.
He had bright future ahead of him.
Today is a very sad day for Nigerian Football and Nigerians in general.
Our thoughts are with the family you left behind.🙇
May your gentle soul Rest In Peace😢!pic.twitter.com/vqaMu8AFdJ
— Anambra 1st son💭 (@UchePOkoye) October 3, 2019
Rest in Peace Isaac Promise
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) October 3, 2019
Rest in peace, Isaac Promise. You served your country well ❤😘 🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/TCeVcfQ2Ut
— I R U N N I ∆ ™ (@Irunnia2) October 3, 2019
— Priesthood🦋 (@Priesthood10) October 3, 2019
Rest In Peace to Former U-20 Captain, Isaac Promise.
He was part of the team that won Silver at the 2005 U-20 World Cup under Samson Siasia and also silver at Beijing 2008 Olympics. pic.twitter.com/o34ESsXskw
— DamyduduSportlens360 (@dammydudu) October 3, 2019