Ghana Premier League winner to receive $30,000 prize-money

The winner of the Ghana Premier League will be walking away with $30,000 (¢114,000), according to the chairman of the Premier League Board, Ashford Tetteh-Oku.

The new prize is well over twice the amount received by Ashanti Gold for lifting the 2014-15 title.

The local topflight is currently without a headline sponsor following the withdrawal of First Capital Plus Bank (now Capital Bank) over “restructuring” reasons.

“We made a proposal to the GFA and they have approved that the champions for the 2016 Ghana Premier League will take home $30.000,” said Ashford Tetteh-Oku was quoted byGhanaSports as saying.

“I think this is very marvelous, wonderful and the FA must be commended.

“Last year, the champions club won ¢50.000 when there was even a headline sponsor.

“But in the absence of a headline sponsor this season, the FA is prepared to pay 30.000 US dollars.”

The GFA, however, insists talks are underway to get a new sponsor for the domestic competition.

Hearts of Oak currently sit atop the league standings after five rounds of matches this season.

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