Turkey head coach Terim pledges to help Kosovo

Turkey head coach Fatih Terim pledged to help Kosovo in their fight to gain FIFA membership following Wednesday's 6-1 friendly win.

Despite not yet being recognised by FIFA to take part in official competition, Kosovo can play sanctioned friendlies against other member nations.

The first of those came in a 0-0 draw with Haiti in March, before Wednesday's 6-1 thrashing at the hands of a young Turkey side in Mitrovica.

Terim watched on from the sidelines as his team went 2-0 up, before Albert Bunjaku made history by scoring Kosovo's first official international goal.

Four more strikes for Turkey in the second period made the result a formality, but Terim underlined the importance of helping the minnows to develop.

"Our coming here is a very important message," he said.

"We're going to help them a lot, because we feel them ourselves. We came here to indicate that we are on their side.

"As for the game, some players had a chance to play, it was good that way."


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