Thursday, 27 September 2012
Ankaragucu vs Sanliurfaspor match preview !
Ankaragucu travel to Sanliurfaspor in the Turkish first division on Sunday afternoon hoping to win their first game of the season. The club come off the back of a good 5-1 win over Igdir Universitesi in the Turkish Cup but the game went to extra time and will have taken a lot out of the players.
The home side Sanliurfaspor won promotion to the First Division last season and invested a lot of money in the squad over the summer. Players like Serkan Calik, Alfred Sankoh and of course our very own Tonia Tisdell have all joined the club. Tonia broke onto the scene when Ankaragucu signed him from Ankaraspor, his blistering pace and power caused all sorts of problems for defenders. The youngster was attracting interest of some of Turkeys top clubs until he suffered recurring injuries. Last season Tonia terminated his contract with Ankaragucu due to unpaid wages. After a loan spell at Mersin he singed with Sanliurfaspor in the summer.
5 points from their opening 4 games isn't exactly the start Urfaspor were looking for, but after their first win of the season at home to Kartalspor last week they will be hoping to build on that. Ankaragucu will be looking to carry their good form of late into this game, and will be looking to the likes of Mert Erdogan, Bilal Gulden and Serkan Sirin to push the team to victory. Sinan Kurumus scored a double against Igdir and will be putting pressure on Timur for the place as first choice striker.
Im predicting a 1-1 draw, remember the game will be shown live on TRT1. In other news next weeks match against Kartalspor which i will be travelling for will be on Sunday night at 1900. General Manager Hikmet Hancioglu today announced the club are trying to put a plan together to pay back the outstanding debts owed to Ediz, the former Ankaragucu defender died a couple of weeks ago and was owed money from the club. The Gokceks have said they want to help pay the money back to. The courts have decided Ankaraspor will not be able to change their name to Ankaragucu A.S. The Gokceks have been looking to take the name of Ankaragucu but it was today thrown out in court.