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15.05.2006 Sports News

Appiah’s Fenerbahce fail to win Turkish title

By JFM
Appiah’s Fenerbahce fail to win Turkish title

Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah failed in his attempt to win the Turkish league with Fenerbahce after their major Istanbul rivals Galatasaray snatched the title away on the final day of the season.

Fenerbache who needed a win played out an extended period of injury time at Denizlispor but drew 1-1.

Fenerbahce were hoping to secure their third successive title but the draw, leaves them second on 81 points.

Former UEFA Cup champions Galatasaray beat Kayserispor 3-0 to win the title with 83 points after lagging behind them nearly all the season.

Galatasaray's players and fans in their Ali Sami Yen stadium had to wait 15 minutes to celebrate as Fenerbahce played out an extended period of injury time at Denizlispor.

Appiah who has been in sensational form over the past three months was hoping to win the title with Fenerbahce to go with last year's winner's medal won in Italy with Juventus.

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