Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
On a freezing Ankara afternoon yesterday, Gencler kicked off their Cup campaign with a convincing win.
Genclerbirligi 3 Vestel Manisa 0
With Oz Kanka still Down-Under, and no contact from any kankas, I don't know if any of the kankas attended. I was working yesterday and I only have Hurriyet's report at the moment, so if any of the kankas were there perhaps they can make a comment on this report.
The breakthrough for Gencler came half way through the 2nd half with 2 goals in quick succession from Kahe and Okan. The 3rd goal was scored by Kahe almost on the final whistle.
So, this win puts Gencler in the driving seat of their group with the `easy` match coming up on Wednesday away to Kirikkale.
Hurriyet also reported that the TFF is unhappy with staging further matches of this type, ie, a low turnout, in The 19 Mayis Stadium. They have proposed using the old Cebeci Stadium !
Hardly surprising with only 565 Gencler supporters and 11 Manisa supporters in the Stadium yesterday !! However, I'm sure that Cavcav will be fighting his corner on this one !
So, well done Gencler. All being well, we might see at least one Ankara team in the knock-out stage !!
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim