By Patrick Akoto
Ex-Ghana defender Sammy insists the Black Stars require a defensive leader to excel at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Current coach Kwesi Appiah shuffled a number of defenders during the qualifying campaign where the Ghanaian qualified in style after beating Egypt 7-2 on aggregate.
The defensive frailties have been a major headache for local fans as Isaac Vorsah is yet to gain match fitness despite recovering after a six-month injury lay-off.
South African-based Rashid Sumaila and Jerry Akaminko stepped into the plate in the absence of Vorsah, Â Boye and Jonathan Mensah during the crucial play-offs against Egypt especially and excelled.
However doubts hang over the ability of the five recognized centre-backs to step up to the plate in the absence of John Mensah.
And the ex-Bayern Munich star insists the country need a leader at the back to shine at the global piece.
â€œOur defense has no leadership and no personality.John Mensah is gone so somebody needs to step up,â€ Kuffuor is quoted by Allsports.com.gh
â€œEvery great defense needs somebody with a strong personality to command and organize and at the moment we have nobody doing that.â€