Thursday, June 23, 2022

Ankaragucu transfer latest!


Ankaragucu continue to make preparations for the Super Lig with new additions to the squad and continue talks with other targets. 

The club added Adanaspor winger Firatcan Uzum to the squad last week signing a 2+1 year contract. The 23 year old can play on either wing and played 29 games scoring 2 goals and adding 2 assists last season in Lig 1. 

Mervan Yigit is also set to sign for the club for a reported £50,000 from Kocaelispor. The 20 year old striker scored 9 goals in 30 games for Kocaeli last season and scored against Ankaragucu last season in the cup. 

Ankaragucu are also reported to be in talks with Stephen Bahoken from Angers who is available on a free transfer. The 30 year old striker and former Chelsea striker Diego Costa have been linked with a move over the last couple of days. 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Ankaragucu sign Dogukan Kaya!


Ankaragucu have signed Kocaelispor goalkeeper Dogukan Kaya on a 4 year contract. The 22 year old keeper was back up for the PTT Lig side last season playing only 1 game.

Its a bit of a surprise signing with the club already having Bahadir as first choice and Mert Topuz who signed a new 2 year contract earlier this week. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Ankaragücü sign Pedrinho!


Ankaragücü announced their 4th signing of the summer this afternoon with Portuguese midfielder Pedrinho arriving in the Turkish Capital.

The move is a big coup for the club as the 29 year old was named in the team of the season in the Portuguese Super Lig adding 14 assists to his name. It is believed the club paid £75,000 for the player who has signed  a 2 year deal.

Ankaragücü haven’t had this kind of player in their team since the days of Marek Sapara. Our very own Kanka Miguel gave us some insight into the player earlier today which highlight how good a player Pedrinho is both going forward in a creative role, and also defensively winning the ball back.

Faruk Koca confirmed the club are in talks with multiple players who play for their national team and more signings will be announced soon. Benjamin Tetteh, Elaqium Mangala and Budu Zivzivadze are all linked with a move to the club.

In other news Erdi Dikmen has signed for Altinordu permanently in a £140,000 move after his loan spell last season.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Ankaragucu latest news!


Ankaragucu made their 3rd signing of the summer after adding Gaziantep right back Oguz Ceylan to the squad on a free transfer. Oguz was backup to former Ankaragucu defender Stelios Kitsiou and the signing has raised a few questions from the Ankaragucu support. We will wait and see whether Oguz was brought in as backup or if he will be first choice. 

The club announced the departures of Erdem Ozgenc, Yusuf Abdioglu, Mehmet Murat Ucar, Akin Alkan, Ishak Cakmak, Huseyin Acar, Kwabena Owusu, Aatif, Geraldo and Cem. Thiago Pinto has also announced his retirement from football. 

Of those players who will depart Erdem again has been a fantastic servant for the club with both him and Yusuf playing their part in 2 promotions to the Super Lig. Owusu has been sent back to Qarabag due to disciplinary problems, and Murat Ucar was a surprise as he was seen as a player who could play multiple positions. 

In other news, the club have pulled out of a move for Brighton striker Danny Wellbeck. Faruk Koca said they agreed a move with the player but agents got involved and due to complications the club decided against the signing. 

Sinan Osmanoglu has signed a new 1 year deal with the club, again which is a bit of a surprise. Sinan was a decent player in Lig 1, but he is not good enough to play in the Super Lig. We saw what Gerson Rodrigues done to him and how he performed against better quality players. 

The club are also in talks with Metz midfielder Ibrahim Amadou who also spent time at Seville and Norwich. He was very highly rated at Lille before making a big money move to Seville. 

Faruk Koca has also today confirmed the club will move back to 19 Mayis stadium and we should hear news shortly on when construction of the stadium will begin. 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Ankaragücü sign Georgian International!


Ankaragücü made their second signing of the summer after announcing Georgian International winger Giorgi Beridze on a 2+1 year deal.

The 24 year old started his career in his home country before moving abroad to Gent in Belgium. He couldn’t break into the first team and spent a season with the Lokern youth team.

A move to Hungary kick started his career with a successful spell at Trencin. He then won a move to Ujpest playing 96 games scoring 33 goals and adding 20 assists. He also has 4 caps for the Georgia national team.

The Turkish Super Lig will be a step up from the Hungarian league but hopefully he can settle in and have a successful time with Ankaragücü.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Latest transfer news as Ankaragücü sign Greek winger!


Ankaragücü made a surprise announcement on their Twitter page today as they announced the signing of Greek winger Anastasios Chatzigiovanis on a free transfer. The 24 arrives from Panathanikos where he spent the last 6 seasons after coming through their youth team.

Tasos as he is known is a quick winger who reminds me of Saba Lobjanidze from the 5 minute YouTube video I saw of him today. He is said to have a lot of talent but had a disappointing campaign last season and will look to kickstart his career in the Turkish Capital after singing a 2+1 contract.

In other news, Emre Yildiz confirmed the club are close to signing another player from abroad and hope to announce it soon. Mustafa Dalci will decide whether the team extend the contracts of Aatif and Geraldo, and it’s unlikely that Owusu will return to the club.

The club have also agreed a deal with Jonathan Paintsil on the money he is owed and continue discussions with Hector Canteros. They hope to lift the transfer ban in the next couple of weeks.

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