Ankaragucu welcome Mesut Bakkal back to the 19 Mayis Stadium on Sunday as they face Samsunspor in the Turkish Super Lig !
Mesut Bakkal took over from Umut Ozat half way through last season. Ankaragucu started to look a very good side under Bakkal and many believe the club were only two players away from a team that could challenge for the title. Bakkal left the club at the start of the season due to unpaid wages and is now manager of Samsunspor.
The last time the two sides met Ankaragucu came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 and should have won the game in Samsun. Simon Zenke and Murat Yildirm gave the home side a 2-0 half time lead, but late goals from Hurriyet Gucer and Atilla Garhan gave Ankaragucu a share of the points.
A lot has changed since then, Ankaragucu have lost a full squad, while Samsunspor have added a couple of quality players to there squad like Theo Gekas and Serdar Ozkan from Ankaragucu to there squad. Gekas is a Greek international striker who has already scored 5 goals since his move a couple of weeks ago. The club have also signed Ugur Boral from Fenerbahce and Dejan Kehler who was signed by Ankaragucu in the summer only to be released without playing a game.
Ankaragucu will be without Club Captain Aydin Toscali again due to injury, and are also set to be without Gokhan Erdogan and Muhammet Turkmen due to injury. Enes Kubat made his debut last week and the young striker will be hoping to get on the score sheet in front of the Ankaragucu fans.
Samsunspor have had good wins over Fenerbahce, Orduspor and Eskisehirspor in recent weeks and will be hoping to win in Ankara as they battle against relegation. Ankaragucu look like they are already down and out and will be looking to get back on the score sheet again. Another tough game for this young Ankaragucu side, but they are improving and lets hope they can give the fans something to cheer about.