Huge blow for Shkendija before the Champions League qualifications as best player and captain Ferhan Hasani and central defender Ardian Cuculi have decided to leave the club.
left photo: Ardian Cuculi
right photo: Ferhan Hasani
The club officially confirmed that Hasani and Cuculi have not agreed to sing new contract and they have left the club as their current contract expired last Friday. Through the official web site the club thanks both players for their amense contribution during the past few seasons.
The departure of these two is a huge blow for the ambitions of the Tetovo based club fir the upcoming qualifications for the Champions League.
Hasani, who on Monday celebrated his 28th birthday, was regarded as the club’s best player and also served as first choice captain. He played for the team in the past three seasons after coming back from two and a half season adventure abroad in Wolfsburg and Brøndby. Shkendija is actually his first club and the only one for which he has played in Macedonia. The front line can never be the same without him. The Tetovo native is rumored to sign for a club in Turkey, most precisely Rizespor.
30-year-old Cuculi was leader of the back line and was second choice captain. Just like Hasani, he played for Shkendija since the summer of 2015 returning after a year of playing for Partizani in neighboring Albania. On 19 July he will be 31. It is unknown where he will continue his career.