Ghana FA provides enhanced funding to Women’s Premier League clubs

Malta Guinness Ghana Women's Premier League logo

The first instalment of additional funding promised to the 20 Ghana Premier League clubs by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been paid.

Distributed among the 18 top-flight teams, the payments total just under half a million Ghanaian cedis. It’s equivalent to about £31,000.

Ghanaian FA president Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku announced the investment scheme earlier this year in July. The president made the decision public at the GFA congress in Kumasi. The aim is to provide extra financial backing for the domestic teams to maintain the steady growth of standards in Ghanaian women’s football.

The Ghana Women’s Premier League — founded in 2012 — has seen bolstering investment and funding over the years. The likes of Malta Guinness attached themselves as the main league sponsor in 2022 on a three-year contract. The groundbreaking deal saw Malta Guinness provide three million Ghanaian cedis (about £204,000).

This is a top-tier league that couldn’t find a main sponsor as recently as 2019 through to 2022. This new investment and faith from big business and their own FA is invaluable.

Furthermore, this interest bodes well for broadcasting rights. Currently, the Premier League has a contract worth half a million Ghanaian cedis per season. As the investment levels, quality and interest rise as the seasons pass, it’s only a matter of time before broadcasting becomes a main source of income for the Premier League clubs.

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