Former Rangers star Daniel Candeias is turning out for Genclerbirligi in the Turkish Super Lig today despite mass postponements elsewhere.
After the meeting of a joint SPFL and SFA response group on Friday, it was announced that all domestic professional and grassroots football had been suspended until further notice [SPFL.co.uk].
The Scottish football authorities have announced a further update in their approach to addressing the implications of the Coronavirus outbreak.
— SPFL (@spfl) March 13, 2020
Sunday’s eagerly-anticipated Old Firm was cancelled and there’s now uncertainty around when or if the Premiership season will resume.
Similar situations are unfolding across Europe with the Premier League, EFL, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga all also suspended.
Yet, amid all the upheaval, it seems that the Turkish Super Lig is carrying on as scheduled.
That means former Ibrox favourite, Daniel Candeias, is turning out for Genclerbiligi, the club he joined from Rangers on a two-year deal back in July.
He’s been a near ever-present on the wing for the Ankara-based side and started today’s 11 am kick-off away at Denizlispor [WhoScored].
The two teams go into the game locked on 29 points from 26 games, with both trying to pull away from relegation trouble once and for all.
Currently six points ahead of third-bottom, a win in today’s game would take Gencler to a position of relative safety.
In the process, Candeias will be looking to add to his tallies of three goals and six assists in 23 league appearances, especially as if a league suspension comes into play after this weekend, this could prove to be his final appearance for some time.