Just as Steve Zakuani was to return to his starting role, and bump Sanna Nyassi back to a frequent sub, Nyassi's nation has called him for an upcoming qualifer for the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Sounders FC 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 Saturday's African Cup of Nations qualifier with Namibia in Banjul, Gambia.
Nyassi will miss Seattle's U.S. Open Cup semifinal versus Chivas USA and the MLS match on Saturday at New England. He will return to Seattle on September 6.
Nyassi has started the last six MLS matches and eight altogether this season. He has three assists in 17 appearances.