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.
Download our mobile app today.