The winners of the Absa Premiership will collect a whopping R10-million, with the runners-up receiving R5-million.
The generous pot is part of the many incentives that the Absa Premiership will be offering to clubs in its mandate to develop and enhance the quality of local football and encourage exciting play during the season.
“The Premier Soccer League [PSL] is proud to have a sponsor like Absa on board. Since the beginning of our partnership, it has been tremendous to see our relationship grow in leaps and bounds,” said Kjetil Siem, CEO of the PSL.
“Their commitment to soccer and its development is evident in terms of the prize-money they are awarding.”
Last year, Absa took two bold steps when they secured the sponsorships of the national team and the top flight of South African football – the Absa Premiership.
“At Absa we believe it is what we do today that determines the quality of our tomorrows. Together with the PSL, our partnership will ensure an even better quality of football,” said Absa Group Executive, Group Marketing, Happy Ntshingila.
Apart from vying for the grand prize of R10-million, the Absa Premiership champions will have the honour of lifting the newly-designed Absa Premiership trophy unveiled at the launch.
From the beginning of March, Absa are also introducing a Man of the Match Award, which will be awarded at every fixture for the remainder of the season.
Each player awarded a Man of the Match prize will receive an Absa Premiership medal in recognition of his outstanding performance on the day.
At the end of each month a panel of judges will review all the players nominated for Man of the Match awards, to select a Player of the Month award. The Player of the Month will be rewarded with a cheque for R10 000.