Ghana Premier League Local players who are wealthier than you think

The wealthiest soccer players are all playing in Europe but do you know that these players in Ghana are also richer than you think?

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The world’s most popular sport football or soccer is much more serious than ever. There are more than 3.5 billion football fans worldwide. For many of them, football is not just a game, it is like a religion.

Top professional football players are earning more than other pro-athletes. The wealthiest soccer players are all playing in Europe but do you know that these players in Ghana are also rich?

Fatau Dauda

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Fortune has smiled upon Dauda, who currently features for Ashgold, one of the richest clubs in Ghana and the 2015 winners of the league. The 30-year-old earned a debut call-up into the Black Stars for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, and was the first choice keeper for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations edition of the tournament.

He was also a key member of the Ghana squad that qualified and participated at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

“I know people will say we got $100,000. I came home [from Brazil] on a Sunday [June 29th] and rested until Wednesday [July 2nd] when I went to buy a house so that I know that I used the money that I got for something reasonable,”  Dauda said.

Dauda is also known to own several cars and shares pictures regularly on his Instagram page.

Stephen Oduro

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Oduro, nicknamed "Yaw Zico or Tico Tico", is the darling boy of Asante Kotoko. He joined the Porcupine Warriors in 2000 from Real Tamale United and has been an instrumental part to the Osei-krom club since his arrival from the north giants.

Oduro was in fact one of the highest paid players during his first spell with Kotoko.

He is one of Ghana's best  set piece exponents. He has married his on pitch meticulousness with an eye for investment and owns a fleet of taxis and two homes.

Daniel Agyei

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Agyei represented Ghana at under-20 level and won  both the 2009 African Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He earned his first senior call to the Black Stars for the World Cup qualification match against Mali. He made his Ghana national team debut on 18 November 2009 in a friendly match against Angola.

The winnings from those adventures married with several Black Stars call ups  and a failed stint in South Africa with Free State Stars has enabled him to venture into real estate.

Adjei is known to own a few properties in Dansoman and Kasoa.

Louis Agyemang

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Louis Agyemang owns a massive school complex in Kumasi, with one recently celebrating its 5th anniversary, following his exploits with three of the biggest clubs in Ghana - Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko and Ashgold.

He was reportedly the highest paid Ghana player in the Ghana Premier League during his days with Ashantigold.

The former Black Stars striker has played for two of Africa's richest clubs in the form of South African giants Kaizer Chiefs and Etoile Du Sahel of Tunisia and is known as a quite savvy operator when it comes to his resources.

Charles Asampong Taylor

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Taylor, now an ordained lay preacher was the toast of Ghana football in his heyday between 2000 and 2005 earning him the nickname “Prince Terror Taylor” – his skills on the turf were unparalleled.

He was an important player in the Hearts of Oak team that won the CAF Champions League in 2000, before controversially being transferred to arch rivals Asante Kotoko in 2003 for then domestic transfer record fee of GH₵ 40,000.

Taylor pocketed a reported GH₵ 25,000 as signing on fee and was an engine room in Kotoko's squad that won the Ghana Premier league for the first time in ten years in 2003.

He owns a mansion at Spintex along with a few properties spread around the capital.

Kweku Duah

Duah has plenty of pocket change on his own, thanks to his footballing career with Asante Kotoko. However, his parents are pretty well off, so we doubt their son needs to help them out.

"Cashbola," as he was known during his playing days for the Porcupine Warriors was super talented and  was a member of that 2001 U-20 side that won silver in Argentina and went on to become the backbone of the Black Stars.

Duah missed out on their post youth world cup exploits but purely by choice. He walked away from the game soon after and moved to the United Kingdom.

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