The Betking Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) Share Company awarded the best player, top goal scorer, goalkeeper and coach of the year on Thursday, giving out cash prizes and a trophy.
The share company gave St. George midfielder, Gatoch Panom 210,000 birr for the best player of the year award. The season’s top goal scorer of the competition, Yigezu Bogale, a Sidama coffee player was awarded 200,000 birr while St. George’s Charles Lukuwag has been named the 2021/22 Betking EPL goalkeeper of the year. The Ugandan-based goalie received 150,000 birr.
St. George’s coach Zerihun Shengeta was named the best coach of the season and was awarded 200,000 birr.
The league company also shared the payments acquired from the broadcasting right entered with DSTV. Based on the deal, the whole payment is shared with the participating clubs, according to their performance in the season.
The 2021/22 Betking EPL champions, St. George, received 10.9 million birr while the runners-up Fasil Kenema collected 10.7 million birr. Third-placed Sidama Coffee and fourth-placed Hawassa City received 10.5 million birr each.
From the relegated teams, Addis Ababa city received 8.1 million birr, Sebeta City 7.9 million birr and Jimma Aba Jiffar collected 7.6 million birr each.
Two million birr and recognition awards were also given out to the cities that hosted the competition.