Sainey Nyassi leaves FC Edmonton

Gambia international Sainey Nyassi has left FC Edmonton after the end of the 2017 North American Soccer League (NASL) season, Gambia Sports can report.

The 28-year-old Scorpion winger leaves Edmonton after a disappointing campaign that saw the club finish seventh on the standings with fourteen points after sixteen matches with the Gambian netting only twice.

“The commitment shown by Sainey to FC Edmonton throughout the years is a testament to his ability and mindset as a professional. His play on the pitch will be remembered by the club and its fans,” FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller said on the club’s website on the departure of the Gambian.

The Bwiam-born forward joined Edmonton following a lengthy Major League Soccer (MLS) career and brief stint in Finland with Rovaniemen Palloseura (RoPS), scoring seven goals in 79 appearances in all competitions for the Eddies.

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 country mate, Abdoulie ‘Kenny’ Mansally.