Thursday, September 05, 2013
Ankaragucu vs Gungorenspor match preview !
At long last the real football begins on Sunday as Ankaragucu host Istanbul Gungorenspor at the 19 Mayis stadium. The game will be played behind closed doors with the club still serving a stadium ban. After two successive seasons of relegation Ankaragucu are looking to challenge for the title in Lig 2 this season. The news yesterday that the transfer ban had been lifted has given the club a huge boost in achieving their goal of promotion back to Lig 1.
As i write this preview the club have completed the signing of Striker Ibrahim Sahin who played with both Goztepe and Karsiyaka last season. Ankaragucu will go into the game full of confidence and that all comes from the man in charge of the club. President Mehmet Yiginer has done more for this club than any other individual. His Ankaragucu dirilis campaign has saw the club take in more than 13,000 season ticket holders and investment from businesses from Ankara. He has brought together the city of Ankara and after years of hurt there is at last good feeling at the club.
Gungorenspor need to be respected, there is always a danger of over confidence and the Istanbul side have experience of playing at this level. Ankaragucu however have the quality and it will be interesting to see how Hayati Soldas lines his team up for his first game in charge of the club. Ankaragucu have a full squad to choose from apart from Bilal Gundogdu who is injured.
The Turkish Lig 2 games arent shown on TV so we will have to rely on the Fanatik website who give live updates of the scores. Im predicting a 2-0 win for Ankaragucu and a good start to the season. Lets hope on Sunday we are celebrating 3 points.