Sunday, October 01, 2023




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


I was unable to watch the Gencler match last night due to a conflict of interest, i.e., the Ankaragucu match had the same KO time   !!


Therefore, this report will be extremely sparse.


Gencler supporters are no doubt disappointed with the team these past few weeks after such a promising start to the season.


One point from 9 in the last 3 weeks is not what was envisaged   !    Nevertheless, after 7 weeks into the season, Gencler sit in mid-table with still all to play for.


Eyupspor and Bandirmaspor are the only undefeated teams at this stage and they will obviously be the ones to target as the season progresses.


GENCLERBIRLIGI             1                    Manisa               1


Team – Cetin, Ugur, Babacan, Yasin, Cek, Erturk, Enes, Rodrigues, Amilton, Kayode and M. Yatabare


Substitutes – Cagiran, Kemaloglu, S. Yatabare and Karakullukcu


M. Yatabare gave Gencler the perfect start when he opened the scoring after 15 minutes, but Manisa equalised 7 minutes later through Gurbulak.


Manisa had 63% possession in the match, but only 3 shots on target as opposed to Gencler who only had 2.


Next up for Gencler is a visit to mid-table Sanliurfa (2 points below Gencler) next Saturday.


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim




Greeting Kankas and Kankies.


There can be no complaints with all 3 points staying in Istanbul last night after, as expected, there was an all-out attacking performance by Galatasaray which had Ankaragucu on the backfoot for most of the match.


Galatasaray could certainly have inflicted more damage on Ankaragucu had it not been for a memorable goalkeeping display by Bahadir, who ........ as Maniac Kanka Harun said ...... had the best match of his career   !


Galatasaray’s superior fitness level was evident for all to see and they gave Ankaragucu no time on the ball.    Ankaragucu was guilty of giving the ball away too easily when under pressure and their passing out of defence was poor.


The statistics of the match speak volumes.      Galatasaray had 70% possession, 36 shots on goal 6 of which were on target.       Ankaragucu had 13 shots with only 1 on target   !!


Man of the Match was undoubtedly Bahadir, but at the opposite end of the scale, Bajic was invisible for most of the match with only Rodrigues and Renaldo showing any attacking prowess.     The sooner Ali Sowe returns from injury the better   !!!


Galatasaray          2                     ANKARAGUCU               1


Team – Bahadir, Hanousek, Mujakic, Radakovic, Bilazer, Ali Kaan. Dokanovic, Renaldo, Rodrigues, Morutan and Bajic


Substitutes – Mert, Atakan, Alper, Tasos, Cetin and Bekiroglu


The 1st half was all one-way traffic towards Bahadir apart from one chance for Ankaragucu which fell to Morutan when he almost scored from a shot which was heading to the top left before it was saved.   


It was due to Bahadir’s FIVE fantastic saves that Ankaragucu went in at the interval at 0-0.


2 minutes into the 2nd half and  Ankaragucu silenced the crowd when they opened the scoring against the run of play.


A fast break out of defence and a great pass was sent to Renaldo who was just inside his own half of the field near the halfway line.    He collected the ball and set off, outpacing the chasing defenders, looked up and sent his shot from the left inside the right post for a great individual effort.


However, the goal didn’t disguise the fact that Galatasaray continued to lay siege to the Ankaragucu goal area.


10 minutes later and the inevitable equaliser arrived from another piece of individual skill by Zaha who had been causing problems throughout the match for the Ankaragucu defence.    From a throw-in on the left he surged into the box after avoiding a weak tackle and sent in a screamer of a shot which would have beaten any goalkeeper in the world.


15 minutes later and Galatasaray was in front from a scrappy goal.    A shot, or it could have been a cross, was sent in from the right which eluded everyone.   It was about to trickle over the line when the in-rushing Bilazer attempted to clear.    The referee played on, but was called to VAR to check the recovery action.    He then returned and awarded a goal.    I have to agree with his decision unfortunately because it was clear from the replay that the ball had crossed the line before Bilazer’s attempted clearance   !


Bahadir continued his heroics right up to the final whistle with some excellent saves to keep the scoreline respectable.


Ankaragucu is now in danger of being sucked back into the relegation zone and at present lie only 2 points above it.   Therefore, next Saturday’s match against mid-table Kayseri takes on added significance.


It is to be hoped that Ali Sowe will be fit to return to lead the line and take advantage of the chances which will hopefully be created by Rodrigues and Renaldo.   It is quite obvious to me that Bajic is not up to the task   !!


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Monday, September 25, 2023




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


I was only able to watch the 1st half last night due to a clash of KO times with the Ankaragucu match.    Therefore, this report will be sketchy.


Gencler more or less shot themselves in the foot with TWO red cards against a very efficient team vying for promotion to the super league this season.


No surprise therefore that Gencler only had one shot on target in the entire match as opposed to the opposition who had 9   !!


Bandirmaspor          4                    GENCLERBIRLIGI              1


Team – Cetin, Wu, Babacan, Nzaba, Yasin, Enes, Cagiran, Kayode, Amilton, M. Yatabare and Erturk


Substitutes – Demir, Rodrigues, Cek, Karakullukcu and Akabueze


It started to go pear-shaped for Gencler as early as the 8th minute when a cross came in from the right with the ball being deflected by a defender straight to Djitte who headed in at the far post with Cetin out of position and unable to make an attempted save.


7 minutes later and Gencler was down to 10 men when Wu made a studs-up challenge on a Bandirma player.    The referee immediately produced a yellow card, but was called to the VAR screen before the free kick was taken.    He then returned to the field of play and showed a RED card to Wu who can have no complaint at the decision.


5 minutes into time added on in the first half and Bandirma snatched the 2nd.   From a free kick on the right, the ball was curled into a crowded box and Davas was first to it to send a bullet of a header past Cetin.


The 2nd half was only 10 minutes old when Nzaba was shown a RED card.


Bandirma then added to their score in the 60th minute through Davas and then added a 4th 10 minutes later through Bobadilla.


Amilton scored a consolation penalty goal for Gencler.


On the back of this result Gencler slip from 3rd in the league to 8th and their bright start to the season is now a dim memory   !!


Next up for Gencler is a home match next Saturday against 5th top Manisa and another chance for Gencler to put their season back on track.


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim



Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Ankaragucu made the perfect start to the match last night when they went ahead almost from the kick off, but they failed to capitalise to put Konyaspor under any serious pressure to build on their opening goal and put the match beyond Konya.


In Ali Sowe’s absence (injured), it is apparent just how valuable he is to the team.   His predatory skills, frequent tracking back to support the defence, and ........of course ......his goals, have been sorely missed   !


Despite the fact that Bajic scored the only goal last night, it doesn’t disguise the fact that he just does not have the ability to worry defenders, especially when playing as ‘The Lone Ranger’ up front   !!      Time will tell if he can prove me wrong.


The match was fairly evenly balanced and that is borne out by the statistic that both teams had only one shot on target in the entire match.


ANKARAGUCU            1                 Konyaspor            1


Team – Bahadir, Kitsou, Radakovic, Mujakic, Hanousek, Dokanovic, Turkmen, Morutan, Bekiroglu, Rodrigues and Bajic


Substitutes – Pedrinho, Renaldo, Guneren, Macheda and Bilazer


The first goal arrived in the 2nd minute from a fast break down the left wing.     Hanousek sent in a perfect cross into the box for Bajic to make contact before the defender alongside him.   Great start and the kankas at this stage were in optimistic mode for more to come.


However, that was not to be as Konya came more into the match, and they found the equaliser approaching the half hour mark.   From a fast attack on the left, the ball was crossed into the box which eluded the attackers and defenders, and behind them completely unmarked was the lurking Oguz who swept the ball in with Bahadir helpless.


Not much to say about the 2nd half except an Ankaragucu claim for a penalty with 10 minutes of the match remaining.    Hanousek sent in an inviting cross from the left which was cleared for a corner, but in doing so, a defender had used his arm and the referee pointed to the penalty spot.     However, the defender claimed that he had used his chest and a VAR check was made.     Result ......... no penalty   !!!


Having watched the replay, it looked to me like he had used his forearm   !!!


So, one point, which moves Ankaragucu closer to mid-table .........BUT .........only 3 points above the relegation zone   !!


A huge test awaits Ankaragucu next Saturday when they travel to play 2nd top of the league (and reigning champions) Galatasaray.    


It will be interesting to see what formation Tolunay Bey deploys   ?!


As  always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Sivasspor 1-3 Ankaragucu - Match Report!


I believe its over 20 years since Ankaragucu last won in Sivas before last nights 3-1 victory and the teams first win of the season. It was a tough test for the team as they were without key players Rafal, Mert and Ali Sowe due to injury. 

Team - Bahadir, Kitsiou, Uros, Nihad, Hanousek, Tolga, Djokanovic, Efkan, Morutan, Rodrigues, Bajic

Subs - Dogukan, Alperen, Alper, Atakan, Cem, Tasos, Ali Kaan, Cephas, Macheda. Hayrullah

The first chance of the game came on the 10th minute when Sivas broke down the Ankaragucu right hand side with Njie who cut inside and shot but Bahadir made a good save. 

Seven minutes later another counter attack from Sivas saw Saiz break forward with the ball and shoot from outside the box, Bahadir should have saved but the ball went into the back of  the net to give Sivas the lead. 

Ankaragucu only started playing once Sivas scored, and Hanousek had the first chance but his shot from distance was easily saved by Vural. 

A few minutes later Ankaragucu were back on level terms. A good ball into the box from Hanousek was met by the head of Morutan and the ball went into the back of the net to make it 1-1. 

At the other end Sivas had a chance to take the lead again but Emrah Bassan saw his shot brilliantly saved by Bahadir from point blank range. 

Half Time - 1-1

Sivas almost took the lead straight from kick off as a headed effort came back off the post. 

Then came the turning point in the match on the 58th minute as Clinton Njie was red carded for his second yellow card of the game. 

Ten minutes later Ankaragucu took the lead. Garry Rodrigues laid the ball off to Tolga on the edge of the box who saw his deflected shot go past Vural in the Sivas goal to make it 2-1.

Sivasspor had a could of chances late in the game but Bahadir made 3 good saves, one which lead to a counter attack with Renaldo Cephas who was too quick for the defender before putting the ball into an empty net as Vural had went up the pitch for a corner trying to get Sivas back into the game. 3-1 full time win for Ankaragucu. 

There were some good performances in the Ankaragucu team from Bahadir, Morutan and Djokanovic in particular. I gave Bahadir some stick after the goal was conceded, but credit to him he performed very well afterwards. 

Still a lot of work to be done as it took Sivas going down to 10 men for Ankaragucu to take hold of the game. We need to see a big improvement as the team welcomes Konyaspor to Eryaman stadium on Sunday. 




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Gencler can now be under no illusion how difficult it will be in this league as the season unfolds.    Last Sunday they received a reality check from the league leaders who have won  their opening 5 matches   !


GENCLERBIRLIGI         1                    Eyupspor           3


Team – Cetin, Nzaba, Babacan, Wu, Ugur, S. Yatabare, Enes, Yasin, Erturk, M. Yatabare and Amilton


Substitutes – Cagiran, Kayode, Kemaloglu, Rodrigues and Karakullukcu


I was unable to watch the match so I only have sketchy details.  


Gencler took an early lead in the 3rd minute when Moustapha Yatabare scored.    However, that obviously didn’t unsettle Eyup who found the equaliser 10 minutes later through Bruno.


Kutucu put Eyup ahead 10 mimutes later, and that’s how it stayed until the half time whistle.


Bruno added the 3rd half way through the 2nd half to put the match beyond Gencler.


Gencler Coach. Kaloglu Bey, now has one week to prepare for yet another difficult match away to Bandirma who are lurking one point behind Gencler.


Despite losing against Eyupspor, Gencler retain their 3rd top position in the league, due mainly to 2nd top Manisa drawing away in Giresun (which I predicted might happen last week   !!).


It’s looking very tight in the top half of the league with 6 teams in a position to replace Manisa.    So, everything to play for next Sunday when Gencler travel to Bandirma.


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Wednesday, September 13, 2023




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


For all you avid Round Ball in Ankara readers, I will be unable to report on Gencler’s match this Sunday when they entertain top of league Eyupspor.


Gencler sit in 3rd top position but only 2 points behind Eyup, so this is more than just a top of the table clash at stake.


2nd top of the league, Manisa, on the same points as Gencler, travel to struggling Giresun but that has all the hallmarks of  a draw   ??!!


I will be having a ‘late summer holiday’ on the south coast and will therefore be unable to watch the Gencler match.   However, I’ll put up a very brief report later next week.


As always, watch this space for news of the Gencler match, and also Ankaragucu’s crucial away match in Sivas on Monday.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Monday, September 04, 2023

Ankaragucu 0-1 Fenerbahce - Match Report


Faruk Koca made another promise midweek that Ankaragucu would win this match, but in usual fashion his promise failed to come true. The defeat is no shame for Ankaragucu as Fenerbahce are a good team, but Faruk through his Ankaragucu presidency has made so many failed promises and this is another one. 

Team - Rafal, Kitsiou, Uros, Mert, Mujakic, Tolga, Djokanovic, Efkan, Renaldo, Moourtan, Ali Sowe

Subs - Bahadir, Atakan, Hayrullah, Hanousek, Cem, Pedrinho, Ali Kaan, Tasos, Rodrigues, Bajic

A sold out crowd turned up at Eryaman to cheer Ankaragucu on but unfortunately the team gave them nothing to cheer about. 

Fenerbahce dominated the first half but Ankaragucu did well to limit them the amount of chances. Fred and Szymanski both went close from just outside the box. 

At the other end of the pitch, Efkan set up Cephas who saw his shot saved by Irfancan and minutes later Efkan set up Ali Sowe who shot wide when he should have done better. 

Just before half time Edin Dzeko had a great chance for Fenerbahce but he somehow put the ball wide of the post from yards out. 

Into the second half and Fener nearly took the lead through Dzeko within 2 minutes of the restart but for a great save from Rafal. A minute later Tadic had a good chance but his shot went wide. 

Dzeko was at the heart of the action again a few minutes later as he set up Osei Samuel who was left unmarked and the English wing back smashed the ball into the top corner to make it 0-1. Poor defending from Mujakic playing in an un natural position at left back. 

Tadic had a chance to finish the game on the 67th minute but he headed just wide of the post. Fenerbahce also had a penalty shout turned down by the referee. 

Into the last minute and Ankaragucu had a penalty shout against Hanousek and replays showed it was a clear penalty. The whole Bein Sports presenters agreed and the referee didnt even check with VAR. Again we see the power of the Istanbul clubs!!

Ankaragucu didnt embarrass themselves with the performance, but Kafkas Tolunay set the team up very negatively. Mujakic at Left back in an un natural position is where we lost the goal. His two left back signings Alper and Hanousek were sitting on the bench. 

Morutan is also wasted out on the wing. He now has a couple of weeks to get the team up to speed and we should hopefully see Gary Rodrigues come into the starting line up which will allow Morutan to move into a more central role for the game away to Sivasspor. 




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


After Week No4 Gencler remain undefeated and sit in 3rd top position in the League which is an amazing improvement on their form over the past few seasons.


They are playing an attacking 4-4-2 system for the most part, even in away matches, and long may that continue.


However, they conceded most of the possession to Corum last night but the Gencler defence is not as leaky as last season   !!       Also, Gencler had Cetin to thank for a string of excellent saves, and it came as no surprise to learn that he has been called up into the Turkish Under 21 National Squad for upcoming matches.


Back to last night and ............


Corum           0                    GENCLERBIRLIGI        1


Team – Cetin, Wu, Babacan, Nzaba, Yasin, Enes, S. Yatabare, Ugur Akdemir, Erturk, M. Yatabare and Amilton


Substitutes – Akabueze, Ozturk, Kemaloglu, Cek and Karakullukcu


Cetin was called into action for the first time after 20 minutes when he made a great instinctive save from a goal bound shot inside the 6 yard box.


On the half hour mark he was called into action again when he touched a goal bound header onto the post and the ball was cleared by a defender who was well placed.


Into time added on in the 1st half and Gencler turned the match on its head with an opportunist goal.   From a Gencler corner, the ball was not cleared by the defence and it fell kindly for Amilton in the 6 yard box who lashed the ball in.


Corum could feel aggrieved at losing a goal on the half time whistle after having the lion’s share of possession and chances, but as we all know, the name of the game is putting the round thing in the back of the net   !!


Into the 2nd half and Corum stepped up the pressure as they searched for a way back into the match and Ankaragucu ‘old boy’ Geraldo almost set it up when he sent in an inviting cross for Toure, but his header was just over the bar.


Then, Geraldo appeared to be brought down in the box, but after checking VAR the referee waved the claim aside.


Approaching the final whistle and it was Wu to the rescue as he cleared a goal bound shot off the line, and in the last action of the match Cetin saved a goal bound shot.


Gencler certainly rode their luck at times during the match, but their defence, and Cetin in particular, held firm and 3 valuable points were earned to boost morale for a top of the table clash up next.


Next weekend is the International Break, so Gencler will be in action next at home on Sunday 17 September against league leaders Eyupspor.


As always, watch this space for the details.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Monday, August 28, 2023




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Week 3 of the new season and Ankaragucu is still in the process of settling their new recruits into the team and still searching for their first win of the season.


However, in reality it was a match which Ankaragucu could realistically have been expected to win last night   !!


Having said that, it is not all doom and gloom at this stage in the season, but in retrospect they could consider themselves fortunate to win one point against a well organised Karagumruk team who played with an attacking strategy throughout.


I think the best is still to come from Ankaragucu and that will certainly be put to the test next Sunday against Fenerbahce at The Eryaman Stadium, which will reportedly be ready after the work has been completed on the playing surface.


Back to last night ............ and .........


Fatih Karagumruk           1                   ANKARAGUCU              1


Team – Rafal, Mujakic, Yildirim Mert, Ratakovic, Hayrullah, Efkan, Tolga, Andrej, Renaldo, Ali and Olimpiu


Substitutes – Kitsiou, Alper, Can, Rodrigues and Riad Bajic


It was Karagumruk who had the first opportunity to open the scoring in the 23rd minute when Mendes missed a sitter   !    A long ball was played from left to right and then crossed back into the box to Mendes who sent his angled shot across the goal and out when it was easier to score.


Ankaragucu had their only chance of the 1st half on the half hour mark when a cross came in from the left to Ali in the centre who was sandwiched between two defenders and failed to connect with the ball.    Perhaps if he had taken the ball first time on his left foot it might have gone in, but the chance was lost.


Then just before the half time whistle Karagumruk struck with a goal of pure class.   The ball was played into Rohden who was lurking just outside the box on the right and he sent a rocket of a shot inside the right post with Rafal understandably static.


Ankaragucu showed more intent in the 2nd half as they searched for the equaliser and it duly arrived 15 minutes in.    It will not win Goal of the Season, but it was well set-up by Ali with an astute headed pass to Efkan who slipped past a defender and knocked the ball in with the goalkeeper obviously assuming that the defender would clear the ball.


Ankaragucu continued to search for the winning goal but were thwarted by the Karagumruk goalkeeper.  


Half way through the 2nd half a slow build-up move by Ankaragucu resulted in Ali’s final goal bound shot being well saved.    Then with 10 minutes to go, Rodrigues sent a great pass to Efkan who’s goal bound shot was well saved again.


Almost on the full time whistle and Ankaragucu almost shot themselves in the foot with their annoying habit of succumbing to the fast break by opposing teams.    On this occasion they were lucky to see the Karagumruk attacker’s final shot being scuffed past the post.


In the last action of the match, Rodrigues almost scored with a piece of individual skill when his final goal bound shot was well saved.


Time to focus on their next match which will give a clearer picture of which direction Ankaragucu’s season will take.   Fenerbahce will be the visitors next Sunday night in what will be a golden opportunity for Ankaragucu to silence the doubters   !!!


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Sunday, August 27, 2023




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Gencler deservedly took all 3 points yesterday which was mainly down to their 1st half performance.


They always looked the likelier team and were well worth their half time lead.


The match was played at The Aktepe Stadium AGAIN due to The Eryaman Stadium still having the playing surface unprepared.      However, the word is that it will be ready for the Ankaragucu v Fenerbahce match next Sunday ....... that’s an Insallah   !!


Bodrum, on the other hand, was a pale shadow of last season’s team which almost won promotion to the Super League, but in all honesty they only had one real chance of an equaliser near the end of the match which was well saved by Cetin.


GENCLERBIRLIGI             1                   Bodrumspor            0


Team – Cetin, Nzaba, Babacan, Wu, Ugur Akdemir, Rodrigues, Enes, Yasin, Amilton, Moustapha Yatabare and Erturk


Substitutes – Kemaloglu, Akabueze, Oltan and Sambou Yatabare


The only goal of the match came on the half hour mark.    With Gencler on the attack, a cross came in from the left into the box and was met with a weak header from a Gencler attacker straight onto the arm of a Bodrum defender.     The referee pointed to the spot for a rather harsh penalty, but there is no escaping from the letter of the handball law and the referee had no other option.


Moustapha Yatabare stepped up and sent a powerful shot straight down the centre with the goalkeeper diving to his left.


Bodrum came more into the match in the 2nd half but both teams failed to create any more serious goal attempts until near the end when Bodrum almost conjured up the equaliser.


5 minutes before the final whistle and Bodrum was awarded a free kick on the left.    The ball was sent into the box and headed clear by a Gencler defender, but only to an unmarked Bodrum attacker near the 18 yard line in the centre.     He took aim and sent a goal bound shot to the top left, but Cetin made a spectacular diving save to tip the ball around the post for a corner.


So, Gencler remain undefeated and sit comfortably in 3rd top position in the league, and on this form Gencler can anticipate a season of challenging in the top 3rd of the league and put last season’s woes behind them   !


From what I’ve seen so far, they are playing as a team and Moustapha Yatabare is making an impact up front as he leads the line and inspires the younger players around him.


Next up for Gencler is a away match to newly promoted Corum next Sunday 3 September.


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Ankaragucu 1-1 Adana Demirspor - Match Report


Ankaragucu returned to the capital last night with a share of the points after a 1-1 draw with Adana Demirspor. All in all its a good point but Ankaragucu will be a little bit disappointed they never took all 3 as they were the better side and Adana had a few key players missing. 

Team - Rafal, Haryullah, Uros, Mert, Mujakic, Tolga, Djokanovic, Efkan, Kitsiou, Renaldo, Ali Sowe

Subs - Bahadir, Hanousek, Atakan, Alperen, Cem, Ali Kaan, Pedrinho, Tasos, Bajic

Kafkas Tolunay handed debuts to Hayrullah, Mert and Renaldo and it was Ankaragucu who started the the more brightly. 

Renaldo Cephas showed his quality through out the game and had the first chance on the 4th minute but headed over. 

Ali Sowe had a good shot from distance a few minutes later which went just wide.

At the other end Rafal made a good save from Svensson just before Ali Sowe saw his shot easily saved at the other end. 

On the 25th minute Adana Demirspor took the lead through a harsh penalty against Mert. Mbaye Niang stepped up to take it and made it 1-0. 

Renaldo went on one of his numerous runs to set up Kitsiou at the back post who had a great chance but he put his shot wide at full stretch. Then Renaldo almost scored a brilliant goal but his shot went just wide. He really was the best player on the pitch in the first half. 

Ankaragucu got back on level terms when Tolga saw his effort saved by Ertac, but Efkan was on hand to score the rebound and make it 2 goas in 2 games. 

Into the second half and Renaldo beat a couple of players before setting up Ali Sowe who fired over.

Adana Demirspor then almost went ahead as Yusuf Sari saw his shot brilliantly cleared off the line by Mert Cetin who injured himself in the process. 

In the 78th minute Tasos shot from outside the box but Ertac saved comfortably.

In the dying minutes of the game Nani shot from distance was well saved by Rafal, and at the other end Ali Kaan went close but his shot went just wide. 

Its another tough game on Sunday as Ankaragucu travel back to Istanbul to take on Fatih Karagumruk.

New signings Olimpiu Morutan and Garry Rodrigues should be available which will give the team some much needed quality in attack.

In other news our talented young goalkeeper Kaan Cinkaya has officially left the club after his contract wasn’t renewed.