Monday, July 07, 2008


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

As reported in The Hurriyet this morning, ANKARAGUCU’s season begins today.

Today is the 1st day of pre-season training. A painful experience for those who haven’t looked after themselves during the close season !

Then the team head off to Germany for their Summer Camp and some `friendlies` on 26 July and will return to Ankara on 6 August.

As I mentioned is a recent post, there has been lots of new faces appearing on the scene and the complete list of ANKARAGUCU’s squad is as follows –

Serkan Kirintili
Yusuf Soysal
Umutcan Yuksel
El Yasa Sume
Engin Akturk
Tolga Dogantez
Burak Ozsarac
Ilkem Ozkaynak
Ridvan Okus
Gokhan Emrecikson
Tevfik Altindag
Ibrahm Ege
Onur Acar
Barbaros Barut
Stelian Kirita
Cem Can
Burak Karaduman
Mert Erdogan
Abdulkadir Kayali
Murat Erdogan
Murat Duruer
Mehmet Yilmaz
Moine Chaabani
Mustafa Aydin

I am pleased to see that our two stalwart full backs from last season, El Yasa and Tolga, have been retained. Also, it appears that Kirita’s proposed move to Kocaeli has been shelved …… good !! Other pleasing news is that two of our best performers last season, Murat Erdogan and Gokhan, have also been retained.

As for the Sportswriters Cup on 15 – 17 August, I say …………. bring it on !!!

All the best from upbeat Eski Kanka Jim

1 comment:

  1. kirita left ankaragucu yesterday. there are reports in the romanian media that he will return to dinamo bucharest or join an undisclosed turkish club. can it be one of this: kocaeli, konya, bursa?