NFF Mourns Death of Promise
By Samuel Victor Akpan
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has expressed shock over the death of former Nigeria U-20 captain Isaac Promise on Thursday.
Mohammed Sanusi, NFF General Secretary says the federation and indeed the entire Nigerian football family is greatly saddened by the report of the ex- Genclerbirligi and Trabzonspor striker’s passing.
According to Sanusi, Promise was a much “disciplined, energetic, committed and patriotic player.”
He said: “This has been a tragic week for Nigerian football. Isaac Promise was a very disciplined, energetic, committed and patriotic player who gave his all every time he puts on the green and white.”
“We do not know yet the cause of death but we mourn his untimely passing at such a young age.”
“Our prayer is that Almighty God will grant his soul eternal rest and also grant those he has left behind the fortitude to bear the big loss.”
Promise captained the Nigeria U-20 side that won the 2005 African Youth Championship in Benin Republic. He also led the team to a second-place finish at the FIFA U-20 World Cup that same year where they narrowly lost to Argentina in the final.