Isaac Promise, ex Nigeria U-23 captain, dies after reported issues of heart failure

Isaac Promise, ex Nigeria U-23 captain, dies after reported issues of heart failure

- Isaac Promise who captained Nigeria to the 2008 Summer Olympics in China is dead

- He is said to have gone to gym in America before he collapsed and died after heart failure

- Promise scored a total of 77 club goals during his career before he died

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American professional soccer team Austin Bold have announced the tragic and untimely death of former Nigeria international Isaac Promise.

According to the USL Championship club, the 31-year-old former Super Eagles star died on Wednesday night, October 2, after a reported case of heart failure.

After spending 12 seasons in the Turkish Super Lig, Isaac Promise joined American side Austin Bold in August 2018 becoming the club's seventh signing in history.

Until his death, Promise Isaac played professional football for 14 seasons where he played for clubs like Trabzonspor, Manisaspor, Antalyaspor, Al Ahli among others.

Isaac Promise also captained the Nigerian team that won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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He first appeared for the Super Eagles in 2009 and Isaac Promise earned 3 caps and scored one goal.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh had reported how Nigerian football fraternity were thrown into deep mourning following the untimely and tragic death of two Police Machine players Saturday Glory and Ani Ekong.

These two players died on Tuesday evening, October 1, which was the day Nigerians were celebrating their 59th Independence.

Saturday Glory and Ani Ekong were said to have been killed by a hit and run driver in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state after their evening training.

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