2015 Ghanaian Premier League
|Relegated||Brong Ahafo Stars |
Heart of Lions
|Champions League||Ashanti Gold|
|Goals scored||507 (2.11 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Kofi Owusu (19)|
|Biggest home win|
|Biggest away win|
|Longest winning run||Ashanti Gold |
Inter Allies (4)
|Longest unbeaten run||Asante Kotoko |
Inter Allies (8)
|Longest winless run||Brong Ahafo Stars (16)|
|Longest losing run||Brong Ahafo Stars (4)|
The 2015 Ghanaian Premier League (known as the First Capital Plus Bank Premier League for sponsorship reasons) season will be the 56th season of top-tier football in Ghana. The competition was scheduled to begin in late September 2014 or early October 2014, although it did not start until January 2015.
Ashanti Gold broke up Asante Kotoko's run of dominance with their first league title (They had previously won three under the name Goldfields). Asante Kotoko entered the league having won the last three titles and 24 total dating back to 1959. There was little drama concerning the championship as Ashanti Gold held first place for 29 of the 30 rounds this season, only briefly falling to second in Round 4, and clinching the title with a week to go.
There was considerable drama in the race to avoid relegation as eight teams were still in danger of falling into the bottom three on the final day of the season (Brong Ahafo Stars had sealed their fate several weeks earlier). Great Olympics got the win they needed, 2-1 over Ashanti Gold, but didn't get the help they needed to climb out of the bottom three as five other teams ahead of them won or drew. Heart of Lions was the other club to be relegated, falling from ninth to 14th with the season-ending 4-2 loss at New Edubiase. Brong Ahafo Stars, Great Olympics and Heart of Lions will all play in Division One for the 2015-16 season.
Teams and venues
2015 First Capital Plus Bank Premier League season
- Participating Clubs (2015)
|Aduana Stars||Dormaa Ahenkro||Agyeman Badu Stadium||5,000|
|All Stars||Wa||Wa Sports Stadium||5,000|
|Asante Kotoko||Kumasi||Baba Yara Stadium||40,500|
|Ashanti Gold||Obuasi||Len Clay Stadium||30,000|
|Bechem||Brong-Ahafo Region||Nana Gyeabour's Park||5,000|
|Berekum Chelsea||Berekum||Coronation Park||10,000|
|Heart of Lions||Kpandu||Kpando Stadium||5,000|
|Int. Allies||Greater Accra Region||Tema Sports Stadium||5,000|
|Hearts of Oak||Accra||Ohene Djan Stadium||40,000|
|Liberty Professionals||Accra||Dansoman Park||2,000|
|Medeama SC||Tarkwa||TNA Park||12,000|
|New Edubiase United||New Edubiase||Len Clay Stadium||30,000|
|Sekondi Hasaacas F.C.||Sekondi-Takoradi||Sekondi-Takoradi Stadium||20,000|
Teams promoted following 2013–2014 Glo Premier League season
- Brong Ahafo Stars, (Sunyani, Brong-Ahafo)
- Accra Great Olympics F.C., (Accra, Greater Accra)
- West African Football Academy, (Gomoa Fetteh, Central)
- Runner-up of the 2015 Ghanaian FA Cup qualifies for the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup.
- Winner of runner-up of the 2014–15 Ghanaian FA Cup qualifies for the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup.
First Capital Plus Bank Premier League: Standings
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Ashanti Gold (C, Q)||30||15||7||8||35||26||+9||52||Qualification for 2016 CAF Champions League|
|9||Wa All Stars||30||12||5||13||26||24||+2||41[b]|
|11||Medeama (Q)||30||10||11||9||35||29||+6||41[b]||2016 CAF Confederation Cup[c]|
|13||Hearts of Oak||30||10||10||10||33||31||+2||40[d]|
|14||Heart of Lions (R)||30||11||7||12||35||38||−3||40[d]||Relegation to Division One|
|15||Great Olympics (R)||30||11||7||12||33||34||−1||40[d]|
|16||Brong Ahafo Stars (R)||30||4||7||19||21||53||−32||19|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) head-to-head away goals; 6) playoff
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Positions by round
|Relegation to Ghana Football Leagues|
|1||Kofi Owusu||Berekum Chelsea||19|
|3||Fuseini Nuhu||New Edubiase||13|
|4||Stephen Baffour||Berekum Chelsea||12|
|5||Kennedy Ashia||Liberty Professionals||11|
|Ahmed Touré||Asante Kotoko||11|
|Mohammed Yakubu||Ashanti Gold||11|
|9||Deen Sheriff Mohammed||Inter Allies||9|
|Richard Arhin||Aduana Stars||8|
|Gilbert Fiamenyo||Hearts of Oak||8|
|Bernard Ofori||New Edubiase||8|
Updated to games played on 13 September 2015
- "First Capital Plus Bank signs up for $10m as league sponsor". Ghana Football Association. 26 September 2014.
- "First Capital Plus Bank rescues Ghana Premier league with $10m sponsorship deal". First Capital Plus Bank. Retrieved 26 September 2014.