The world football governing body, FIFA, have expressed sadness over the death of former Nigeria U-20 and U-23 captain, Promise Isaac, who passed away on Wednesday night.
Concise News had reported that the ex-Genclerbirligi and Trabzonspor striker passed away at the age of 31.
Austin Bold FC chairman, Bobby Epstein, announced the passing on Thursday.
“The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it’s the death of a fellow teammate,” wrote Epstein.
“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.”
Reacting, FIFA in a tweet on their official Twitter handle on Friday, consoled the family of the player.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Isaac Promise,” FIFA tweeted alongside a picture of the deceased.
“The former Nigeria striker, who helped the @NGSuperEagles claim silver at the 2008 @Olympics, has died at the age of just 31.”