Ghana Premier League Goal King Abednego Tetteh 'Really Hurt' By $435 Voucher as Prize Money

Ghana Premier League Goal King Abednego Tetteh 'Really Hurt' By $435 Voucher as Prize Money

Lukman Mumuni
updated at September 14, 2023 at 10:43 PM
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  • Abednego Tetteh has reacted to the prize money given to him as GPL goal king
  • The former Bibiani Goldstars player scored 18 goals to win the top scorers award
  • Tetteh is currently without a club with the new season set to start on Friday

Former Bibiani Goldstars forward, Abednego Tetteh has shared his disappointment after he was rewarded with a GHC5000 voucher, which is approximately $435, to visit the dentist as his goal king prize money.

The ex-Hearts of Oak and King Faisal attacker ended last season as the top scorer with 18 goals.

Despite his exploits, the 32-year-old failed to make the Black Stars squad for the games against the Central African Republic and Liberia.

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Abednego Tetteh has opened up on his goal king prize money from last season in the Ghana Premier League. Credit: @BibianiGoldStars
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“When the Black Stars needed a striker to be part of the national team, despite being the top scorer of the 2022/2023 GPL season, I wasn’t called," he told Wontumi FM, as quoted by

According to the 2016 FA Cup winner, the prize money for his Goal King award hurts him, comparing it to the Referee of the Year award.

“The GFA gave me a GHC5,000 voucher to visit a dentist as my GPL goal king prize. I won’t lie, I’m really hurt. How can you give me GHC5,000 to go to a dentist just to wash my mouth, which to me is very disrespectful," he said.
“Why do you have to tell me to brush my teeth for GHC5,000? Best referee received a car and the best player received GHC20,000 and a Television and I being the top scorer would have appreciated it if they gave me GHC10 airtime rather than the GHC5,000 voucher," he added.

Tetteh is currently a free agent following the end of his contract with Bibiani Goldstars, as reported by Transfermarkt.

Medeama win Ghana Premier League

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Medeama SC have been crowned champions of Ghana after a successful 2022/23 season.

The Tarkwa-based club ended the campaign top of the league with 60 points to win their first-ever Ghana Premier League title.

The Mauve and Yellow needed at least a point in their last game of the season to be champions and did that in emphatic style, thumping Tamale City at home.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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