There was no representative from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the burial of former Flying Eagles captain, Isaac Promise.
The Olympic Silver medalist reportedly died of a heart attack on October 2, 2019, in America. His remains have now been laid to rest at his Umudim, Ohekelem, Imo State.
However, according to reports, there was no member of the NFF present at the Burial ceremony despite receiving an invitation from Promise’s family.
A family member told newsmen that they sent out the invitation in December, but it’s a shame the NFF could not even send a representative.
“Imagine a former captain of Nigeria and there were no NFF representatives among the audience and not even a former teammate.
“This is another lesson for footballers, you are only important when you are actively involved in the game because no one cares after your career is over.”
However, a couple of fans on Twitter paid their last respect to the former Antalyaspor striker, with many criticising the NFF for their no show.
Flying Eagles captain Under 20 world Cup 2005 Isaac Promise is being laid to rest today,no representative of NFF is there.His Spanish club even honoured him but not his fatherland Nigerian He was captain U17 2003 Finland and Netherland 2005 and Beijing Olympics 2008 @henryshield pic.twitter.com/yQXeeK9vD3
— Chukwuma Olaraonye OFR (@OlaraonyeCA) January 9, 2020
Nigeria Striker Isaac Promise Buried With No Single Representative Of NFF Official.
The funeral of Isaac Promise, d former Nigeria youth captain, took place in his home town of Umudim,Ohekelem, Imo State.
Promise, 31,died of a suspected heart attack in early October in USA 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/D9zRyBrOE6
— Success Idowu (@idowu553) January 9, 2020
The remains of former Flying Eagles and Olympic dream team captain; Promise Isaac was laid to rest in Umudim, Ohekelem, Imo State.
May his soul rest in peace ❤ pic.twitter.com/CG6xISyVpH
— NaijaSuperFans (@9jaSuperFans) January 9, 2020
On the left was Isaac Promise's burial with no single @thenff representative why the right is his team overseas. Remember, @IsaacPromise10 was Nigeria's captain for the U17, U20, and U23 levels. Lesson: NOT EVEY BLACK MAN IS YOUR FRIEND AND NOT EVERY WHITE MAN IS YOUR ENEMY 😔 pic.twitter.com/YJtTbuOy5u
— Ugochukwu Ifeanyi (@Ugo_Ifeanyi44) January 10, 2020
Rest In Peace Isaac Promise. Thank you for your service.
This is the uselessness people wanted Tammy Abraham to come to.. Isaac Promise gave of his skill, talent and essence to his father land and he was not as much as honoured. Shame to the nation. https://t.co/C1uW97VNNU
— Raymond (@IamTheIroko) January 10, 2020
Promise represented Nigeria at U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels. He was part of the Flying Eagles team that won Silver at the 2005 World Youth Championship, while he also won Silver Medal with the Dream team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.