Former Super Eagles captain Kanu Nwankwo is the latest name to react to the death of Ex Nigerian youth international Isaac Promise who passed away on Wednesday.
The death of the 31-year-old was announced by his club Austin Bold FC on Twitter although they did not disclose the cause.
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
A statement on the club website read: Austin Bold FC is heartbroken by the death of Promise Isaac who passed Wednesday night at the age of 31.
Upon hearing the news, fans, players have all sent in their tributes with Kanu the latest big name to send in his condolences.
Reacting to the news, the former Arsenal star took to his Twitter account to express his sadness, saying RIP with a broken heart emoji.
R.I.P sad sad sad pic.twitter.com/TqZCD6DlDj
— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) October 4, 2019
The NFF and FIFA also expressed their sadness upon hearing the news of the death of the 31-year-old.
We are sad to hear of the sudden demise of former @NGSuperEagles forward, Isaac Promise. Promise was captain of the Beijing Olympics’ Eagles squad that won silver. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. May his soul Rest In Peace, Amen. pic.twitter.com/R7o5rLVdTr
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) October 3, 2019
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Isaac Promise.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) October 4, 2019
Promise was the captain of the Flying Eagles side that finished 2nd at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championships, while he also captained the U-23 team that won a silver medal at the 2008 Bejing Olympics