By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ex Ghana forward Yaw Preko is concerned by the apparent weakened defence of the Black Stars ahead of the 2014 World Cup playoff against Egypt.
Ghana has lost three key defenders going into the October 15 clash against the record African Cup winners through injury.
Isaac Vorsah remains out with a long term injury knee injury while Johanthan Mensah was robbed of a place in the Black Stars squad also with an injury.
Stade Rennes defender John Boye has also had to withdraw from the Ghana squad as he requires surgery to fix a recurring groin problem.
The alarming rate of injuries means the Black Stars will be without its first choice central defensive pair against Egypt.
Suspension to Harrison Afful also means Ghana will be going into the crunch game against the Pharaohs with a new left-back.
Coach Akwasi Appiah must now make do with the materials at his disposal which will see a relatively new set of defenders lining up on October 15 in Kumasi.
This prospect makes ex Ghana forward Yaw Preko very uncomfortable though he believes coach Appiah will find suitable replacements.
“The back four is always the most important,” he said.
“Because when you have a stable back four all you will need is a good midfield to get the team going.
“There is no John Mensah and Vorsah who are the first choice.
“Jonathan Mensah and John Boye are also now injured and this really poses a problem for coach Akwasi Appiah.
“But I believe he will find suitable replacements because that is why he went out to monitor players.”
Ghana must record a good win in the first leg match of the tie against Egypt on October 15 in Kumasi to ensure the second leg a month later in Cairo is rendered a mere formality.
The Black Stars are chasing a third successive World Cup qualification.