Ghana water polo grows as sport looks for more diversity

Asante Prince, the founder of Ghana’s Awatu Winton Water Polo Club, oversees a training session in a swimming pool at the University of Ghana ahead of a competition in Accra, Ghana, Jan. 14. Former water polo pro Asante Prince is training young players in the sport in his father’s homeland of Ghana, where swimming pools are rare and the ocean is seen as dangerous. (AP Photo/Misper Apawu)

Back at the very beginning, right when the idea of water polo in Ghana started swimming into reality, Prince Asante got out a couple of balls and caps in front of a handful of curious kids.