It’s no secret that footballers in the developed countries get paid obscene amounts of money to play the game, but how is it like in a developing country like Ghana?
Famous Sports journalist Saddick Adams, known as Sports Obama and his Angel FM sports crew dig in and answers that very question.
1. Victorien Adebayor (GH₵ 83,376.00 per annum)
Arguably the best player in the league, Inter Allies and Niger forward Victorien Adebayor is the Premier league’s highest paid player. The silky striker earns GH₵ 83,376.00 per annum and GH₵ 6,948.00 monthly.
2. Abednego Tetteh (GH₵ 60,000.00 per annum)
Hearts of Oak’s new signee Abednego Tetteh is the second highest paid player in the league. The former Al Hilal striker walks home with GH₵ 60,000.00 yearly and GH₵ 5,000 monthly.
3. Felix Annan (GH₵ 48,000.00 per annum)
It is no surprise that Asante Kotoko skipper Felix Annan is the 3rd highest paid player in the Premier league, as it always believed that Kotoko is one of the highest paying clubs in the league. The shot stopper earns GH₵ 4,000.00 at the end of every month and GH₵ 48,000.00 yearly.
3. Nuru Sulley (GH₵ 48,000.00 per annum)
Most valuable player in the league Nuru Sulley shares the 3rd spot with Felix Annan. The recent Hearts of Oak signee walks home with GH₵ 4,000.00 and GH₵ 48,000.00 per annum.
5. Mamane Lawali (GH₵ 42,000.00 per annum)
New Hearts signee Mamane Lawali is the 5th biggest paid player in the league, the Niger international earns GH₵ 3,500.00 monthly and GH₵ 42,000.00 yearly.
6. Augustine Okrah (GH₵ 36,000 per annum)
Asante Kotoko’s Augustine Okrah is the 6th highest paid player in the league with a yearly salary of GH₵ 36,000.00 and monthly salary of GH₵ 3,000.00.
6. Kwame Poku (GH₵ 36,000.00 per annum)
New Kotoko signee Kwame Poku shares the 6th slot with teammate Augustine Okrah. The forward earns GH₵ 36,000.00 years GH₵ 3,000.00 monthly.
8. Fatau Dauda (GH₵ 30,000.00 per annum)
Former Black Stars number one Fatau Dauda is Legon Cities’ highest paid player and the 7th highest paid in the league. The shot stopper earns GH₵ 2,500.00 monthly and GH₵ 30,000.00 per annum.
9. Kwesi Donsu (GH₵ 26,400.00 per annum)
Medeama’s Kwesi Donsu sit comfortably in 9th position with a yearly salary of GH₵ 26,400.00 per annum and GH₵ 2,200.00 monthly.
10. Yahaya Mohammed (GH₵ 2,000.00 per annum)
Second highest scorer in the just annulled Premier league season Yahaya Mohammed sits 10th on the ranking with a yearly salary of GH₵ 24,000.00 and monthly salary of GH₵ 2,000.00.
11. Kwame Baah (GH₵ 24,000.00)
Kwame Baah becomes the 4th Asante Kotoko player to make the list. The young shot stopper walks home with GH₵ 24,000.00 a year and GH₵ 2,000.00 every month.
12. Shafiu Mumuni (GH₵ 22,800.00 per annum)
Ashanti Gold’s Shafiu Mumuni is the 12th highest paid player in the league. The center forward who recent divulged that he will be joining Romanian side CFR Cluj after the coronavirus pandemic earns GH₵ 1,900.00 a month and GH₵ 22,800.00 yearly.
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