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October 1, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Sanna Nyassi called in by the Gambian national team

The young midfielder will leave immediately after Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup final for an African Cup of Nations qualifier Saturday against Burkina Faso.

Here’s the release:

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Midfielder Sanna Nyassi Called In by Gambia

RENTON, WASH. – The Seattle Sounders FC announced today that the Gambia National Team has called in midfielder Sanna Nyassi for African Cup of Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso in Burkina Faso on Saturday, October 9.

Nyassi, 21, leaves on Wednesday, October 6 and will miss Seattle’s match at Kansas City on October 9.

Nyassi has three caps for Gambia’s senior team with two goals. He has 20 appearances this season for Seattle, starting 10 with three assists.

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