Monday, February 26, 2024




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Gencler finally score a goal   !


They had to wait until the last minute of the match yesterday to score their first goal in 5 matches, and at the same time .........steal a point   !


I was unable to watch the match due to ‘domestic duties’ but what seemed to be a fairly even match suddenly exploded in Gencler’s favour when 2 Manisa players were shown RED cards in the latter stages of the match.


Manisa, as the draw specialists of the league with 10 (Gencler have 9) will no doubt have been gutted to concede an equaliser at the death, but Gencler can at least stay with the mid-table pack who are all vying for play-off places.


Eyupspor, at the top of the league, and Goztepe in 2nd seem to be ‘home and dry’ with Gencler 16 points behind Goztepe.


Manisa                1                     GENCLERBIRLIGI                 1


Team – Ertugrul, Ozgur, M. Cagiran, Babacan, Nzaba, Jimmy Durmaz, Oguzhan, Ensar, R. B. Cagiran, Amilton and M. Yatabare


Substitutes – James Siliki, Kayode, Yasin, Bostan and Gaetan


Gurbulak scored a penalty for Manisa in the 53rd minute, and as I said before, Ensar of Gencler grabbed the equaliser in 90 plus 7.


Next Monday may well be a defining moment in the season for Gencler when they host relegation threatened Sanliurfa.     However, Urfa is still within range of mid-table so they won’t be coming to Ankara just to make up the numbers   !!


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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