Fans are remembering the Nigerian football star who was pronounced dead at just 31.
Nigerian football star, striker Isaac Promise, has died after collapsing during a workout in his apartment complex gym. He was only 31.
His death was announced by his football club Austin Bold, with the president of the club, Bobby Epstein, sharing these words: "It's with shock and grief that we acknowledge the sudden death of Promise Isaac. The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it's the death of a fellow teammate. On behalf of the BOLD organisation; we wish his wife, children and family strength and peace as they struggle to cope with his death." There has been no cause of death stated.
Promise had led an impressive career, despite his youth. He was captain of the Nigeria team that took home silver in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Promise had been playing professionally for 14 seasons–nearly half his young life– and scoring a total of 77 goals over his career.
Austin Bold FC is heartbroken by the death of Isaac Promise, who passed away on Wednesday night. Isaac Promise: 19… https://t.co/T3tMtvssaP— Austin Bold FC (@Austin Bold FC)1570116313.0
Born in Zaria, Nigeria, Promise went professional in 2005 by signing a three-year deal with the Genclerbirligi club in the Turkish Turkcell Super League. He then played for other many other Turkish league teams for the next 12 years. His career is documented by the Nigerian Player's Database and show him lending his talents to these teams: Trabzonspor (2008-2010), Manisaspor (2010-2014), Antalyaspor (2012-2014), Al Ahli (2014-2015), Balıkesirspor (2015), Karabükspor (2015-2017) and a short loan with Giresunspor in 2017. Promise then transitioned to the United States Soccer League with the Georgia Revolution. He was most recently with the Austin Bold, where he began playing this year.
Tributes to the late Flying Eagle are pouring in across social media from teammates, former teams and fans.
Oh my gosh! So Isaac Promise is dead? Wawu! May his soul Rest In Peace! Can we just talk about our favorite Isaac P… https://t.co/jXapMYnCkk— Sin Miedo A Nadie (@Sin Miedo A Nadie)1570129111.0
It's with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of former Revs star player Isaac Promise who went… https://t.co/M9QBYGw35I— Georgia Revolution FC (@Georgia Revolution FC)1570117790.0
We are sad to hear of the sudden demise of former @NGSuperEagles forward, Isaac Promise. Promise was captain of the… https://t.co/ZytsX2qpjc— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@The NFF 🇳🇬)1570126446.0
rest in peace Isaac Promise 😢 😢 What a great loss...... https://t.co/j1FJR2WR18— QueenKadaF.C (@QueenKadaF.C)1570129880.0
Let take a moment to remember, Isaac Promise, who captained Nigeria to the 2008 Olympic silver medal and scored 79… https://t.co/BC5pYboeOw— Odeyele Ayodeji. (@Odeyele Ayodeji.)1570128311.0
Captain of the football team representing Nigeria at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Isaac Promise has passed… https://t.co/PEWi8NTiuF— Goal Nigeria (@Goal Nigeria)1570123008.0
Just heard of the death of former NIGERIA U20 Captain, Isaac Promise. He won Silver at the 2005 U-20 World Cup und… https://t.co/M4HwpVMNrS— Henry O (@Henry O)1570128379.0
We are extremely saddened to hear that our former footballer Isaac Promise playing for us in the 2008-09 season has… https://t.co/Lj2VH5UuJT— Trabzonspor_en (@Trabzonspor_en)1570124858.0
Rest in peace, Isaac Promise. You served your country well ❤😘 🏆🏆 https://t.co/TCeVcfQ2Ut— I R U N N I ∆ ™ (@I R U N N I ∆ ™)1570129647.0
Isaac Promise was an energetic and terrific player. He had bright future ahead of him. Today is a very sad day for… https://t.co/XPbIK5y5Gf— Anambra 1st son💭 (@Anambra 1st son💭)1570125050.0
This is just too sad to bear ...Rest in peace Isaac Promise 🙏🏻🙏🏻😭😭 ... https://t.co/p4wB8w6cdH— kuli kuli football (@kuli kuli football)1570122932.0
RIP Isaac Promise. A true Super Lig hero😭 https://t.co/T6NPuRN3P4— galastuffEN (@galastuffEN)1570122229.0