Tuesday, January 18, 2022




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


An evening which Gencler will want to put behind them and consign it to history.


Neither goalkeeper was troubled in the 1st half with Gencler having 4 tame shots on goal.   On the other hand, Adana didn’t even put one shot on goal to give Adiyaman some exercise  !!


The only point of interest in the 1st half was the brief poignant ceremony of a one minute applause to commemorate the sudden death of ex-Gencler player Ahmet Calik in the 5th minute of the match (he wore the No5 shirt while he was a Gencler player).     Sadly, he died in a car accident on the way from Konya to Ankara to make arrangements for his wedding and the Kanka Group send their condolences to his family and also his future intended  bride.


GENCLERBIRLIGI              0                         Adanaspor              3


Team – Adiyaman, Omurcan, Metehan, Kula, Kerem, Gokhan, Tshibola, Baris, Serdarcan, Lima and Eleka


Substitutes – Byelyayev, Musa, Baran, Sahindere and Altiparmak


Adana came out for the 2nd half a different team and started to play some slick football going forward.


It only took Adana 5 minutes into the 2nd half to open the scoring with their first attack on goal in the match.   A great run down the right wing and in came the cross for the unmarked Tetteh to bullet a header in.


Adana had the bit between their teeth now, and 6 minutes later in was 2.     A fast break down the left and a well timed pass to the centre for Bruns to score through Adiyaman’s legs.   


7 minutes later it was 3 with the Gencler defence pulled all over the place.     An excellent flowing move and then the classic cut-back for Tetteh to side foot the ball in.


Gencler almost grabbed a consolation goal in time added on when the Adana goalkeeper saved a goal bound shot from Byelyayev.


So, another disappointment for Gencler to add to their recent spate of poor results.      This result leaves them only 4 points above the relegation zone and the time to hit the panic button is not far off.


So, the next match takes on added significance   !!     They travel to play mid-table Manisa next Saturday 22nd January.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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