Ghana Premier League

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The Ghana Premier League is the top professional football division of the football league system in Ghana.[1] Formed officially in 1956, after the last Gold Coast Club Competition was held in 1953–54, the league is organized by the Ghana Football Association and was ranked as the 11th best league in Africa by the IFFHS from 2001–2010,[2] and the league was also ranked 65th in the IFFHS' Best Leagues of the World ranking, in the 1st Decade of the 21st Century (2001-2010).[3] on 4 February 2014.[4][5][6][7] It has been dominated by Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak. The 3 bottom team are relegated at the end of the season and placed in each zone of the Ghana Division One League.The 2019/20 season was abrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic that caused leagues across the globe to either go on hold or be cancelled.

Ghana Premier League
FCPB Ghana Premier League logo.jpg
Founded1956
CountryGhana
ConfederationCAF
Number of teams18 (18 from 2019/2020)
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toDivision One League
Domestic cup(s)Ghanaian FA Cup
Ghana Super Cup
International cup(s)CAF Champions League
CAF Confederation Cup
Current championsAduana Stars
(2017)
Most championshipsAsante Kotoko (23)
TV partnersStar times(live matches)
Websiteghanafa.org
Current: 2020–21 Ghana Premier League

Broadcasting rightsEdit

In September 2013, SuperSport secured the television production and broadcast rights to the Ghana Premier League after signing a deal with the GFA.[8] In 2017, Pay-TV provider StarTimes became the official television production and broadcast rights holder for the Ghana Premier League. Now StarTimes broadcasts live matches every matchday [9]

Participating Clubs (2020–21)Edit

Clubs Stadium Location capacity
Aduana Stars Agyeman Badu Stadium Dormaa Ahenkro 6,000
Asante Kotoko Baba Yara Stadium Kumasi 40,528
AshantiGold Len Clay Stadium Obuasi 30,000
Bechem United Nana Gyeabour's Park Bechem 5,000
Berekum Chelsea Berekum Sports Stadium Berekum 10,000
Dreams FC Theater of Dreams Dawu 5,000
Ebusua Dwarfs Cape Coast Sports Stadium Cape Coast 15,000
Elmina Sharks Nduom Sports Stadium Elmina 25,000
Eleven Wonders Ohene Ameyaw Park Techiman 5,000
Hearts of Oak Accra Sports Stadium Accra 40,000
Inter Allies Accra Sports Stadium Tema 40,000
King Faisal Baba Yara Stadium Kumasi 40,528
Liberty Professionals Carl Reindolf Park Dansoman 2,000
Medeama TNA Park Tarkwa 12,000
Great Olympics Accra Sports Stadium Accra 40,000
Karela United FC Crossby Awuah Memorial Park Aiyinasi 5,000
Legon Cities Accra Sports Stadium Accra 40,000
WAFA Sogakope Stadium Sogakope 1,000

Winners Since 1956Edit

Previous winners of the league are:

Performance by clubEdit

List of Ghanaian football championsEdit

Clubs City/ Region Years Winners Last title
Asante Kotoko Kumasi, Ashanti 1959, 1963-1964, 1964–1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988–1989, 1990–1991, 1991–1992, 1992–1993, 2003, 2005, 2007–2008, 2011–2012, 2012–2013, 2013–2014 24 2013-2014
Hearts of Oak Accra, Greater Accra 1956, 1958, 1961–1962, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1989–1990, 1996–1997, 1997–1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004–2005, 2006–2007, 2008–2009 20 2008–09
Ashanti Gold (formerly Obuasi Goldfields) Obuasi, Ashanti 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 2015 4 2015
Great Olympics Accra, Greater Accra 1970, 1974 2 1974
Aduana Stars Dormaa Ahenkro, Bono 2009-2010, 2017 2 2017
Eleven Wise Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana Western Region 1960 1 1960
Real Republicans Accra, Greater Accra 1962–1963 1 1962–63
Mysterious Dwarfs Cape Coast, Ghana Central Region 1966 1 1966
Sekondi Hasaacas Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana Western Region 1977 1 1977
Berekum Chelsea Berekum, Bono 2010-2011 1 2010–11
Legon Cities (formerly Wa All Stars FC) Accra, Greater Accra 2016 1 2016

Ghana Premier League: Top Scorers by seasonsEdit

[10][11]

1973–2020 Ghana Premier League: Top Scorers
Season Best scorers Team Goals Notes
1973   Peter Lamptey Hearts of Oak N/A
1974   Dan Owusu Bofoakwa Tano N/A
1975   Dan Owusu Bofoakwa Tano N/A
1976   Dan Owusu Bofoakwa Tano N/A
1977   George Alhassan Great Olympics N/A
1978   Muhammed Choo Real Tamale United N/A
1979   Opoku Afriyie Asante Kotoko N/A
1980   Emmanuel Quashie Sekondi Hasaacas N/A
1981   Opoku Afriyie Asante Kotoko N/A
1982   Muhammed Choo Real Tamale United N/A
1983   Anane Kobo Real Tamale United N/A
1984   Anane Kobo Real Tamale United N/A
1985   George Alhassan Great Olympics N/A
1986   Tony Yeboah Cornerstones N/A
1987   Tony Yeboah Cornerstones N/A
1988/89   Henry Acquah Hearts of Oak N/A
1989/90   Muhammed Tijani Cornerstones N/A
1990/91   Thomas Boakye Asante Kotoko N/A
1991/92   Abdul Mumuni Dawu Youngstars N/A
1992/93   Augustine Ahinful Goldfields 12
1993/94   Laud Oscar Dawu Youngstars N/A
1994/95   Charles Amoah Okwawu United N/A
1995/96   Kofi Deblah Goldfields N/A
1996/97   Kofi Deblah Goldfields N/A
1997/98   Joe Fameyeh Hearts of Oak N/A
1999   Ishmael Addo Hearts of Oak 19
2000   Ishmael Addo Hearts of Oak 21
2001   Ishmael Addo Hearts of Oak 22
2002   Bernard Dong Bortey
  Charles Asampong Taylor
Hearts of Oak
18
2003   Shaibu Yakubu Goldfields Obuasi 13
2004/05   Samuel Yeboah Heart of Lions N/A
2005   Prince Tagoe Hearts of Oak 18
2006/07   Emmanuel Clottey Great Olympics 14
2007/08   Eric Bekoe Asante Kotoko 17
2008/09   Alex Asamoah Asante Kotoko 16
2009/10   Bismark Idan Kessben F.C. 13
  Samuel Affum Hearts of Oak
2010/11   Nana Poku Berekum Arsenal 17
2011/12   Emmanuel Baffour New Edubiase United 21
2012/13   Mahatma Otoo Hearts of Oak 20
2013/14   Augustine Okrah Bechem 16
2015   Kofi Owusu Berekum Chelsea 19
2016   Latif Blessing Liberty Professionals 14
2017   Hans Kwofie Ashanti Gold 17
2018   Hafiz Konkoni
  Kwasi Donsu
Bechem United
Medeama
8 Season cancelled on June 6th
2019   Victorien Adebayor International Allies F.C. 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Summary - Premier League - Ghana - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Africa's strongest League in the 1st Decade of the 21st Century (2001-2010)". IFFHS. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  3. ^ "The strongest Leagues in the World in the 1st Decade of 21st Century (2001–2010)". IFFHS. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  4. ^ "First Capital Plus rescues Premier League with $10million sponsorship". graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Sports Minister hails First Capital Plus Bank for sponsoring Premier League". ghanasoccernet.com. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  6. ^ "First Capital Plus Bank signs up for $10m as league sponsor". ghanafa.org/. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  7. ^ "First Capital Plus makes first payment to Ghana League". mtnfootball.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  8. ^ https://nextvnews.com/supersport-not-bidding-for-broadcast-rights-of-ghana-premier-league/
  9. ^ "STARTIMES ACQUIRES GHANA PREMIER LEAGUE MEDIA RIGHTS". Sport Industry Group. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  10. ^ "List of Topscorers". Ghana Web. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Top Scorers". World Football. Retrieved 3 October 2014.

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