Prize monies retained for Ghana’s elite leagues, cars for DOL winners

BY: Rosalind Amoh

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has retained the prize monies for the Ghana Premier League (GPL) and the Women’s Premier League (WPL) for the 2021-2022 season.

The winners of the GPL will receive a cash reward of ¢250,000 while the runners-up would receive ¢150,000. The third-placed team would also be rewarded with GH¢80,000.

Winners of the WPL in the two zones would receive ¢50,000 each while the runners-up will bank GH¢30,000.

These were the same prize monies presented to Hearts of Oak who won the 2020-2021 GPL and Hasaacas Ladies, the WPL champions for the same season.

However, the respective winners of the Division One League (DOL) in the three zones will receive cars as well as gold medals, while the runners up in that competition will receive cash rewards.

Announcing this at the launch of the football season, the GFA President, Kurt E.S Okraku said the package for the respective competitions was intended to maintain the competitive nature of the leagues.

“Last season was super and I am sure this season will be extraordinary,” Mr Okraku said.

“We have come a long way in putting these products together and I would like to call on clubs, referees and all the major stakeholders to come on board for us to organize a successful League season,” he added.

The GPL will kick off on Friday, October 29, with debutants Accra Lions FC hosting Elmina Sharks at the Accra Stadium in an evening game.

Also scheduled for Match Day One are Dream FC against Kumasi Asante Kotoko on Saturday, Hearts of Oak host Legon Cities while returnees, Real Tamale United welcome Great Olympics to the Aliu Mahama Stadium on Sunday.

At a glance

The prizes for 2021-2022 season Ghana Premier League (GPL)

  • Kick-off: October 2021
  • Winners - GH¢250,000
  • Runners-up - GH¢150,000
  • 3rd place - GH¢80,000
  • Best GPL ref - Saloon car
  • 40 Tempo balls for each of the 18 clubs

Division One League (DOL)

  • Kick-off: December 2021
  • Zonal winners - A saloon car each, 40 gold medals
  • 2nd-placed teams - GH¢30,000 each & 40 silver medals
  • 40 Tempo balls for each of the 48 clubs

Women's Premier League (WPLgh)

  • Kick-off: January 2022
  • At the zonal level:
  • Winners: 40 gold medals & GH¢50,000
  • 2nd-placed team: 40 silver medals & GH¢30,000
  • 3rd-placed teams 40 bronze medals & GH¢15,000
  • Each of all 20 clubs to receive: movable mini posts, Kispta balls, ball bags, team jersey bags, cones & shin guards.