Sainey Nyassi extends Edmonton stay


By Modou Lamin Beyai Gambia winger Sainey Nyassi has extended his stay at Canadian side FC Edmonton until the end of the 2017 North American Soccer League (NASL) season. Nyassi, who joined The Eddies in 2015 from Finnish club RoPS, has scored three goals in 43 appearances with the team. FC Edmonton are coming off the most successful NASL campaign in the club history that included several highlight performances, awards and honours as the club qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2011. They finished with an astounding 21 goals against in 32 league matches, and a third place overall finish. FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller stated. “Sainey is a potential match-winner and understands the workings of the league. He’s more familiar with his surroundings and we hope we will see more of his qualities with a presence on the park.” Sainey began his career with The Gambia Ports Authority before being scouted by MLS club New England Revolution through its former head coach Steve Nicol while playing in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and signed with the Revolution shortly thereafter along with his countrymate, Abdoulie ‘Kenny’ Mansally. The 2017 NASL season will kickoff on March 25.]]>