Former Asante Kotoko Forward Eric Bekoe has revealed that he was a role model to Liverpool Star man Mohammed Salah during his days in Egypt.
Eric Bekoe left Asante Kotoko in 2009 to join Egyptian side Petrojet. The Ghanaian forward had a successful stint at the club.
At the time, Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah was playing for the youth side of Al Mokawloon. The Egyptian has since gone on to become a huge star.
Bekoe in an interview with Nhyira FM revealed that Salah at then looked up to him.
“I was a big player in Egypt. Mohamed Salah and other young Egyptian players wanted to be like,” Bekoe told Nhyira FM
“Oh yeah…. Mohammed Salah of Liverpool picked him as role model. During my days at FC Petrojet, Salah was young boy playing for the youth side of Al Mokawloon”
“Salah was a left-winger who wanted to score more goals because he is clinical upfront. He sometimes cried because his efforts on wings doesn’t result in goals.
“One of their coaches pushed him forward which helped his progression before leaving Egypt for FC Basel”, Bekoe added.
Eric Bekoe scored 65 goals in over eighty matches he featured for Egyptian club FC Petrojet before leaving in 2012.
Bekoe went on to play for Berekum Chelsea, Sekondi Hasaacas and AFC Leooards of Kenya. He’s currently without a club.