Earthquake: Turkey Suspends Super Lig, all Sports Event


The Turkish Super Lig will not return this weekend following the disaster caused by the Earthquake in the Country.

On Monday, Turkey and neighboring country Syria were recorded two major Earthquakes that has killed over 1000 people with several others still trapped under rubbles across the regions worst affected.

“All sports events scheduled to take place in our country have been suspened until further notice,” Turkish Sports Minister Mehmet Kasapoglu said on Twitter.

Previously, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) had already cancelled all games.

“We extend our condolences to the families, loved ones and the nation, and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” the federation said in its statement.

The earthquake on the Syria-Turkey border has left more than 7,500 injured so far, as the numbers of victims are rapidly rising.

On the weekend preceding the disaster some Nigerian players were involved in action for their teams.

Nicholas Anwan came off the bench for Karagumruk in the 2-0 victory away from home against Ankaragucu.

Anwan was introduced in the 8th minute with his side already two-goal up courtesy of strikes from Senegal’s Mbaye Diagne (45+1′) and Fabio Borini (65′).

In another game in the top flight division, Ahmed Musa was an unused substitute, while Leke James remains out injured for Sivasspor when the hosted Besiktas at the Yeni 4 Eyl├╝l Stadyumu.

All the games scheduled for this weekend have been put on hold until further notice as the entire Country mourns.


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