Sunday, May 22, 2022




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Gencler’s season came to a stuttering halt last night when they lost their last match to 2nd top of the League, Umraniye.


Having flirted with the relegation zone for most of the season, they ended up only 4 points above the danger area and into 13th position.


However, they can feel satisfied that they didn’t suffer the same fate as two famous Clubs who were relegated into the 2nd League, ie, Bursa and Kocaeli.


GENCLERBIRLIGI         2                      Umraniye           4


Team – Adiyaman, Abdullah, Metehan, Gokhan, Muhammed, Aksel, Hrechyshkin, Baris, Sallallich, Lualua and Lima


Substitues - Tshibola, Berisbek, Serdarcan, Omurcan and Ilker


I was unable to watch the match because the Ankaragucu  match was on at the same time, so I only have brief details.


The match was only 2 minutes old when Umraniye took the lead with a goal by Del Valle.    Lima equalised 8 minutes later before Del Valle added a second just before half time.


Mrsic made it three after only 5 minutes into the 2nd half,  before Lima pulled another goal back 10 minutes later.    In what must have been a frantic last 20 minutes, Onur added the 4th for Umraniye with 10 minutes to go until the final whistle.


So, another season in the Championship beckons for Gencler and much work will be required to strengthen the squad to make a serious challenge for promotion back into the Super League next season.


In the meantime, I will try and follow the comings and goings during the summer months.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Flying Dutchman Kanka11:14 am

    Congratulations to Ankaragücü for winning the 1. Lig Title!!
    Best wishes to all Ankaragücü Kankas and thanks to Jim and Nady for Ankaragücü/ Gençlerbirliği season '21 - '22 match reports. Yours - FD

  2. Anonymous11:24 am

    Thanks for your positive comments Flying Dutchman !!! We will do our best to keep the Ankaragücü and Gençlerbirliği reports going again next season when hopefully Gençler will join Ankaragücü in the Super League.!!!

  3. Anonymous11:25 am

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

  4. Time for Oz Kanka to give his assessment of Gencler's season !!!