Ghana national team beach coach Kwesi Appiah has announced his initial 26 man roster ahead of this summer's World Cup in Brazil. This is Ghana's third straight appearances in the finals, and the first time they'll be coached by an African born manager.
Ghana are an experienced squad, led by Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, along veterans Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari. The roster also features young talents like Kwadwo Asamoah from Juventus, and Christian Atsu.
Here is the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Strømsgodset IF), Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars).
Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias F.C.), Daniel Opare (Standard Liège), Harrison (Espérance Sportive de Tunis), Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City), John Boye (Stade Rennais ), Jonathan Mensah (Evian), Jerry Akaminko (Eskişehirspor), Rashid Sumalia (Mamelodi Sundowns).
Midfielders: Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus), Michael Essien (AC Milan), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan), Rabiu Mohammed (Kuban Krasnodar), Emmanuel Ageymang (Udinese), Badu Afriyie Acquah (Parma), Christian Atsu (Chelsea), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough), André Auew (Marseille), Wakaso Mubarak (Rubin Kazan), David Titi Accam (Helsingborg).
Attackers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke 04), Majeed Waris (Valenciennes), Jordan Ayew (Marseille).