“Hard work pays off”! So must have been ringing in the minds of the players, technical as well as management team of Ghana Premier League winners Aduana Stars as Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II rewarded the team Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Aduana Stars were officially crowned kings of the 2016/17 season after topping the 16-team league with 57 points.
The bankroller of the now two-time champions, who doubles as the paramount chief of the Dormaa Traditional Council, rolled out numerous packages to the team for their title win at a dinner party held at the Abanpredease Palace in Dormaa Sunday night.
Every member of the Aduana Stars team for the just ended season gets a parcel of land at a location of choice and Television sets. These are on top of a GH¢100,000 cash to be split between the playing body and management from the club owner.
“All players, management and technical team, you have earned yourself a certificate of ownership to a plot of land of your choice in any part of Dormaa.
“But there is an exception and this goes to CEO Albert Yaya Commey and George Gyawu, you are to be apportioned double plots. Same also applies to Coach Yusif Abubakar for your great work,” declared Nana Agyemang Badu II.
He continued: “Behind me you can see some Television sets, there are 40 of them and they are to be shared to the entire team – from players to the technical and management team. This represents our appreciation of your achievement.
“Finally, the cash component is a GH¢100,000 which should also be shared to the entire team.”
Be proud but work harder
Nana Agyeman Badu II also took time to praise the team for their enviable feat while reminding them of the bigger task ahead as they return to the Caf Champions League.
“To captains Akuoko, Saka and the entire team as we praise you today, eschew complacency. You would have to double up your efforts because you would become the target of all teams.
“You will be participating in Africa and will need to prove your worth on the continent…
“You all heard about the brouhaha surrounding your feat. Do not give ears to the naysayers, when things do not go people’s way, they say all manner of things.
“You have shown steady progress over the years. In 2015, we placed third; in 2016 we moved to second and this year, we are first – that’s progressive and you need to be proud of yourselves,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Aduana Stars received a cash reward of $30,000 from the Premier League Board (PLB) for winning the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League.