Isaac Promise: No NFF official attended burial of former Nigeria international

Isaac Promise: No NFF official attended burial of former Nigeria international

Isaac Promise former Nigeria youth international has been committed to mother earth a few months after his sudden death on Thursday, January 9.

The 31-year-old was said to have suffered a heart failure before his eventual death in the United States on October 2, 2019.

Promise served his fatherland every time he got the opportunity and won 2008 Olympic silver medal with the Dream Team.

He also played a key role in the Flying Eagles team that won silver at the 2005 FIFA World Cup staged in the Netherlands after losing to Lionel Messi's Argentina in the final.

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However, his burial was surrounded by controversy as no member of the Nigeria Football Federation was available during the event.

Isaac Promise: No NFF official attended burial of former Nigeria international
Emenike, IK Uche react as NFF members snub Isaac Promise's burial - credit: Instagram
Source: Instagram

Although they shared the news of his death on the FA's official social media platforms, no one has however provided any valuable information as to why they missed the program.

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Their absence has now generated so much reaction with a number of ex-internationals sharing their views on the matter.

The former Premier League striker after posting the collaged picture of the late player added a simple caption which states: "NIGERIAN FOOTBALL (NFF)."

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Ex-Villarreal forward Ik Uche also felt so bad about the situation and added under the comment: "Very sad ☹️."

Africa Cup of Nations winning star Sunday Mba could only post crying emojis under the post , while random Instagram user snipes__papi said: "Useless NFF ." earlier reported that former Nigerian youth international Philip Osondu has been confirmed dead in Belgium at the age of 48.

The ex-Anderlecht attacker was said to have taken himself to a hospital in the European country for cross-examination but where he eventually met his death.

As at the time this report was gathered, the cause of his death is still unknown but he was said to have felt uncomfortable while at work and decided to drive himself to the health center.

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