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Ghana 60 Years On Winner of Kotoko, Hearts clash to pocket 79% of GPL Prize money

Ghana's two biggest clubs are set to smile all the way to the bank from their two-legged Ghana @ 60 anniversary clash

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play Arch-rivals Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak will square off on May 1 and May 28 as part of Ghana's 60th anniversary celebrations

The winner of the Asante Kotoko-Hearts of Oak clash to mark Ghana's 60th independence anniversary will pocket a GH¢ 50,000 prize money, according to the organizers of the game, the Ghana: 60 Years On Committee.

This, in addition to an agreed GH¢ 50,000 per club appearance fee, means the eventual winners of the two-legged clash - scheduled to take place on May 1 and May 28 - will pocket a total of GH¢ 100,000 at the end of proceedings.

This amount - unusually high for a Ghanaian football competition - is particularly interesting when compared to the current prize money for the winners of the Ghana Premier League, which is in the region of $30,000 (GH¢126,637).

play Kotoko-Hearts for Ghana @ 60 press conference

Thus, the winners of this fixture will, from just two games, pocket as much as 79% of what the 2015/16 GPL winners Wa All Stars pocketed after 30 games.

Even more interesting is the fact that the winners for the 2014/15 Ghana Premier League season, Ashanti Gold, earned GH¢ 50,000 as prize money - which is the amount both Kotoko and Hearts are being paid as appearance fees for this fixture.

The appearance fee amount was donated by Vivo Energy Ghana, suppliers of Shell oil products in Ghana at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday April 25.

The two legs will both be preceded by curtain-raiser match-ups involving retired players of both clubs, as well as a game featuring the physically challenged national team.

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