16 February 2023

Withdrawals from its championships for this year

Due to the catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkiye and Syria last Monday morning, more and more clubs are canceling their participation at the national championships mainly because of damaged facilities, tragic deaths from officials or missing players. Until now six of them have confirmed that they want to stop playing: Hatayspor and Gaziantep (of Super league) ; Yeni Malatyaspor together with Adanaspor (from the first league) ; second division club Adiyaman ; Malatya (at the third league). The Turkiye football federation have accepted their withdrawal who announced that their rivals are going to win the remaining matches by 3:0 (forfeited) in the continuation, and that each one would keep their places in the leagues for the next season (2022-23).
In related news, because of money problems towards them two footballers have terminated their contract with one of the most affected club in this natural disaster. Arda Shengul and Dogukan Emeksiz have decided to terminate the contract today with Yeni Malatyaspor because both were not payed as far as 13 February.


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