Ex-Nigerian striker Isaac Promise has passed away aged 31.
His club,American side Austin Bold, said he died on Wednesday night but the cause of his death was not explained.
Promise captained Nigeria at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and led his country to a silver medal after losing to Argentina in the final to Angel Di Maria’s goal.
Promise spent much of his career including a spell at Trabzonspor.
He also played for Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ahli.
Following news of the death, tributes poured in from around the football community.
Ex-West Ham defender, Anton Ferdinand, wrote on Twitter: “I’m in shock.
“You were my room mate at Antalyaspor. RIP Isaac Promise. Rest well bro my prayers are with your family and friends at this time.”
The Nigerian Football Federation said in a statement: “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.”