4 candidates in BJK chair race
Yalçın Karadeniz is believed to be the frontrunner in the presidential race. AA PhotoFour club members had listed themselves as candidates as the deadline passed to register for Beşiktaş’ presidential election, to be held on March 25.
Advisory board head and current vice chairman Yalçın Karadeniz is likely to be the frontrunner in the race, which also includes former board member Fikret Orman, Bülent Deriş and Nazmi Koca.
Karadeniz is believed to have the edge, thanks to the open support of honorary chairman Süleyman Seba.
Orman, another strong candidate, lost the 2004 presidential election to Yıldırım Demirören. Demirören’s eight-year stint as president ended earlier this month, when he left Beşiktaş to head the Turkish Football Federation.