Top professional football division of the football league in Ghana
Ghana Premier League
1956; 67 years ago (1956)
Number of teams
18 (from 2019–20)
Level on pyramid
Division One League
Ghanaian FA Cup Ghana Super Cup
CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Asante Kotoko (2021–22)
Asante Kotoko (24 titles)
StarTimes (live matches)
Current: 2022–23 Ghana Premier League
The Ghana Premier League, currently known as the betPawa Premier League for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional association football division of the football league system in Ghana. Officially formed in 1956 to replace a previous league incarnation, the Gold Coast Club Competition (which began in 1933 and ended 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 to 2010, 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). on 4 February 2014. It has been dominated by Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak. The bottom 3 teams are relegated at the end of each season and placed in each zone of the Ghanaian Division One League.
The 2019–20 season was halted and eventually cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana that mirrored the cause of postponement or cancellation of association football leagues and competitions across the globe.
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