Saturday, October 13, 2012


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Having watched Rizespor on two occasions this season I have to make them one of my favourites for promotion to the Super League.

Ankaragucu's win last Sunday against Kartalspor puts their narrow victory into perspective after today's result and all credit to Kartal for keeping the score 'respectable' !

Kartalspor  0    Rizespor   1

Rize is a well organised and powerful team who play fast, one-touch footie.   Also, in the tall and speedy African striker, Jallow, and the African winger, Kalu, they have two players who are predators capable of scoring and also making assists.   I should also mention the impressive burly defender Sezer who brings the ball out of defence with good distribution instead of hoofing it out.  

I'm sure Yilmaz will have Ankaragucu well prepared for the Rize match - it will certainly not be a picnic for Ankaragucu against formidable opponents.

Rize's goal today came in the 83rd minute from Kalu.  After a great run down the left, he slipped the defender and struck the ball with the outside of his right foot to deceive the goalkeeper.  

However, first up is the Ankaragucu v Buca match tomorrow KO 7pm.   Meeting in The Chopin as usual and going to the Stadium at about 6pm.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

1 comment:

  1. Rize have to be one of the favourites for promotion as you say Jim. The front two of Ousman Jallow and Kalu Uche are good enough to play in the Super lig.

    In fact Jallow was wanted by some of europes big clubs before signing for Rize.