Kasımpaşa, Adana vie for ticket to top
Adanaspor will return to top-flight after eight years if it can beat Kasımpaşa. AA photoKasımpaşa and Adanaspor will meet May 27 with dreams of punching their ticket to return to the top flight of Turkish football, the Spor Toto Super League.
The two teams will meet in the Bank Asya League playoff final at 19 Mayıs Stadium in Ankara.
Bank Asya League One winner Akhisar and runner-up Elazığspor won automatic promotion at the end of the season, while the teams placed third to sixth in the division entered the promotion playoffs.
Both teams encountered few problems on their way to the final, with regular season fourth Kasımpaşa knocking out fifth-placed Konyaspor 6-0 on aggregate and sixth-placed Adanaspor winning its two-leg semifinal tie 4-1 on aggregate against Çaykur Rizespor.
Kasımpaşa will return to the top flight just a year after being relegated if it can defeat the southern outfit.
Adanaspor has endured a longer top-flight, failing to appear in the Super League since 2004. The team fell as low as League Three in 2007, but it returned with two promotions in the following two years.
May 27’s playoff final will be officiated by Fırat Aydınus, who, along with Cüneyt Çakır, is one of the two top referees in the country.
The game starts at 7 p.m.