2015 Ghanaian Premier League

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2015 First Capital Plus Bank Premier League
Ghana Premier League Logo.jpg
Season2015
ChampionsAshanti Gold
RelegatedBrong Ahafo Stars
Great Olympics
Heart of Lions
Champions LeagueAshanti Gold
Confederation CupMedeama
Matches played240
Goals scored507 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorerKofi Owusu (19)
Biggest home win
Biggest away win
Highest scoring
Longest winning runAshanti Gold
Inter Allies (4)
Longest unbeaten runAsante Kotoko
Inter Allies (8)
Longest winless runBrong Ahafo Stars (16)
Longest losing runBrong Ahafo Stars (4)
2016

The 2015 Ghanaian Premier League (known as the First Capital Plus Bank Premier League for sponsorship reasons)[1][2] 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[edit]

2015 First Capital Plus Bank Premier League season[edit]

Participating Clubs (2015)
Clubs Location stadium capacity
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

Team Movements[edit]

Teams promoted following 2013–2014 Glo Premier League season

First Capital Plus Bank Premier League: Standings[edit]

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
2 Asante Kotoko 30 13 9 8 41 30 +11 48
3 Aduana Stars 30 14 4 12 23 25 −2 46
4 Berekum Chelsea 30 13 5 12 43 35 +8 44
5 Liberty Professionals 30 12 7 11 28 28 0 43
6 Inter Allies 30 11 9 10 28 22 +6 42[a]
7 Hasaacas 30 12 6 12 33 35 −2 42[a]
8 New Edubiase 30 11 9 10 38 41 −3 42[a]
9 Wa All Stars 30 12 5 13 26 24 +2 41[b]
10 Bechem 30 12 5 13 33 34 −1 41[b]
11 Medeama (Q) 30 10 11 9 35 29 +6 41[b] 2016 CAF Confederation Cup[c]
12 WAFA 30 11 8 11 27 27 0 41[b]
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
Updated to match(es) played on 13 September 2015. Source: First Capital Plus Bank Premier League and FIFA.com
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c INT: 7 points ; HAS: 6 points ; NEW: 4 points
  2. ^ a b c d WAS: 11 points ; BEC: 8 points ; MED: 7 points ; WAF: 6 points
  3. ^ Winner or runner-up of the 2014–15 Ghanaian FA Cup qualifies for the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup.
  4. ^ a b c HOO: 7 points ; HOL: 6 points ; GRE: 4 points

Positions by round[edit]

Leader
Relegation to Ghana Football Leagues
Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Ashanti Gold111211111111111111111111111111
Asante Kotoko913756812121314127995911911991011111097332
Aduana Stars122132222222223242524353222223
Berekum Chelsea951274435610711587756542222334474
Liberty Professionals9654561089691410966254678988109745
Inter Allies1115118747435345911141212107545443556
Hasaacas12232374781181212141010710767877868117
New Edubiase9131611141491013913101313151312131411121110101113119108
Wa All Stars12267912141174611684832356565581169
Bechem9814710131510812131514151214131481210121312121113121410
Medeama913151012106910116957446878119799710101311
WAFA91691410128645353323343534346656812
Hearts of Oak112711135101411131013811111271191313141214141412151213
Heart of Lions1101378115334845410891012141413141313121514914
Great Olympics9711161615161215151512151313151515151515151515151514131515
Brong Ahafo Stars1910151516141616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616
Updated to match(es) played on 13 September 2015. Source: Soccerway ‹See Tfd›(in French)

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1 Ghana Kofi Owusu Berekum Chelsea 19
2 Ghana Nathaniel Asamoah Medeama 18
3 Ghana Fuseini Nuhu New Edubiase 13
4 Ghana Stephen Baffour Berekum Chelsea 12
5 Ghana Kennedy Ashia Liberty Professionals 11
Ivory Coast Ahmed Touré Asante Kotoko 11
Ghana Mohammed Yakubu Ashanti Gold 11
8 Ghana Noah Martey Bechem 10
9 Ghana Deen Sheriff Mohammed Inter Allies 9
10 Ghana Martin Antwi WAFA 8
Ghana Richard Arhin Aduana Stars 8
Ghana Gilbert Fiamenyo Hearts of Oak 8
Ghana Bernard Ofori New Edubiase 8
Ghana Mumuni Zakaria WAFA 8

Updated to games played on 13 September 2015
Source: soccerway.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Capital Plus Bank signs up for $10m as league sponsor". Ghana Football Association. 26 September 2014.
  2. ^ "First Capital Plus Bank rescues Ghana Premier league with $10m sponsorship deal". First Capital Plus Bank. Retrieved 26 September 2014.

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