“This Isaac Promise saga is just a tragedy. The whole story shows how much we, as a people, are usually thinking about how to get ours from our seemingly successful dead relatives,” said Temisan Okomi.
The sports editor at Classic FM then shed more light:
Here’s what I found out:
“The late Isaac Promise’s career had stalled somewhat, since 2014 with his Turkey expedition seemingly going nowhere.
“His move to the MLS was supposed to help revitalise his career and his last club, Austin Bold in Texas, were a willing stepping stone. Then he tragically passed.
“How much was he earning before he died? $2,500 a month.
“According to what I found out, his American club were going to bury his remains in the States, but the NFF called them and told them to tarry.
“Then the conversations between the Federation, his widow and his family back home started.
Here’s where I’ll tread carefully Temisan continued:
“His family back home had a list of demands from the Federation, including flying two of his brothers(?) to America, to escort the corpse back.
“The Executive Chairman of the Imo State Sports Commission, Fan Ndubuoke, was asked to discuss with the family here, about burial plans.
“Then former NFF 1st Vice-president, Amanze Uchegbulam was officially asked by the NFF to represent them at all discussions with the family.
“Due to grief, perhaps, the family were quite unhappy with the Federation, even though his widow says she will forever be grateful to the Federation for their help from the start.
“Federation people say they had received a letter from the family months ago about burial plans but no date.
“They were waiting on the family to send a date plus Amanze was already representing them at talks.
“However it is Isaac Promise is tragically gone, his remains have been laid to rest, with Fan Ndubuoke in attendance as well.
“I won’t tweet about the rumbles in the family back home, but the Federation say they are more concerned about his kids.”
May Isaac Promise forever rest in peace.