Sunday, August 07, 2011


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

The good news is that there will be a footie competition in Ankara this week featuring 6 clubs from the Super League.

The competition is called Baskent Kupasi (The Capital City Cup) and will start on Wednesday until Sunday of next week - 10 to 14 August.

There will be 3 teams in each group as follows -

Group A - Ankaragucu, Ordu and Karabuk
Group B - Gencler, Sivas and Mersin

The only likely problem is that the matches will be played at the Saray Spor Tesisleri which is in Gazi Mahallesi, and although there are lots of football pitches, the main Stadium is small. I will ask Maniac Kanka Harun for more details tonight and let you know further details in the comments section tomorrow.

The programme is -

Wed 10 Aug KO 7pm - Ankaragucu v Ordu
Wed 10 Aug KO 9pm - Gencler v Sivas
Thu 11 Aug KO 7pm - Gencler v Mersin
Thu 11 Aug KO 9pm - Ankaragucu v Karabuk
Fri 12 Aug KO 7pm - Ordu v Karabuk
Fri 12 Aug KO 9pm - Sivas v Mersin
Sun 14 Aug KO 7pm - 5th Place match
Sun 14 Aug KO 7pm - 3rd Place match
Sun 14 Aug KO 9pm - Final

So, some footie to cheer at last. Well done to the organisers for putting this together for us footie starved fans !

As I said, more details tomorrow about the venue, also where and when we are going to meet up.

Oz Kanka Chris is flying into Ankara tonight so I'm sure he will be up for this. Welcome back Oz !

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. yeah well done to the organisors, Should be a good tournament and we must be one of the favourites to win it.

    Im going for Ankaragucu or Orduspor to win it, Damon will do the report of last nights match. We discussed it last night and once he comes across the report he will put it up

  2. Anonymous11:00 am

    Correction to Venue -

    Yes, the venue is The Saray Spor Tesisleri, but it is not in Gazimahallesi. That was the old Ankaragucu training area.

    It is actually in the village of Saray, which as most of you will know, is between Esenboga Airport and Pursaklar.

    There will be 'fan buses' leaving from the 19 Mayis Stadium as they did for the matches in The Stadium from Hell two seasons ago. However, we have decided to try and beat the rush by taking an Ego bus to Saray.

    We will meet in Harun's Shop (Hazal Spor) in the Balkanoglu Pasaj at 4.30pm on Wednesday and leave soon after to catch the Ego bus on Ataturk Bulvar.

    Gencler kankas are welcome to join us if you want to see the opening match.

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim