Saturday, August 08, 2009


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Footie is back ......... yesssssssssssssss !!

Here are the squad numbers for Ankaragucu so that you can at least recognise the host of new faces in the team -

1. Serkan Kirintili (but for how long ??!!)
2. L. Henrique De Santos
3. El-Yasa Sume (Vice-Captain)
4. Koray Colgecen
5. Semavi Ozgur
7. Leonardo Iglesias
8. Ufuk Bayraktar
9. Ian Henderson
10. Metin Akan
11. Murat Duruer
12. Senamela
13. Darius Vassell
14. Ceyhun Eris (Captain)
17. Murat Yilmaz
20. Serkan Sirin
21. Abdullah Cetin
22. Zafer Ozgultekin
23. Barbaros Barut
24. Calvin Sosibo
27. Kaan Kanak
29. Diego Padilla
30. Emre Aygun
35. Bora Kork
38. Suat Bas
39. Ilkem Ozkaynak
46. Cihan Hospalatli
61. Abdulaziz Solmaz
90. Bayram Olgun

Unfortunately, Jaba has left the Club - financial reasons !!

The two 'understudy' goalkeepers to Serkan are Zafer (the ex-Turkish International) and Bora Kork. It will be interesting to see who is selected today in Diyabakir, and more particularly, will Hikmet Bey defy the fans and select him for next week's match against Manisa. Watch this space !!

Interesting that Vassell took the number 13 shirt. Let's hope it's LUCKY for him and the team !!

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. Anonymous4:50 pm

    thanks for that jim, no squad number for Godwin Antwi yet ? im concered that he may not hav signed.

    Looking forward for the season ahead. this is my first season as part of the blog so i hope i bring good luck lol.

    Jaba will be a big loss, ill e mail you tommorow mate.


  2. Bellshill Kanka is proving to be a stalwart of the Blog. Keep on commenting Nadeem, your contribution is appreciated.

    Not sure what's happening concerning Antwi, but I'll watch the situation and let you know when and if he appears.

  3. Anonymous1:12 pm

    no probs jim, ive been spreading the word of Ankaragucu in Bellshill lol


  4. winston clarke6:00 pm

    Former Basle FC Goalkeeper Louis Crayton has made it know that he has an interest in playing in Turkey's Super liga. Could Ankaragugu be a good option for him?

  5. Thanks for the offer Winston, but our goalkeeper crisis has been averted in the past few days and I don't think Ankaragucu need another one right now. However, if you can recommend a defender and a midfield player then they might be interested !! We were sorely exposed in that department last night.

    Welcome to this Blog. Where are you based and what team do you support ?