I was a role model to Mohammed Salah – Eric Bekoe reveals

Published on: 02 June 2020

Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko goal poacher, Eric Bekoe has disclosed that he was a role model to Liverpool star Mohammed Salah during his playing days in Egypt.

Bekoe, who had a successful stint with Egyptian side FC Petrojet after leaving Asante Kotoko in 2008 affirmed that, the Egyptian picked him as his role model at the time.

He indicated that Salah and other young players who were playing in the Egyptian youth teams picked him as their role model.

"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 scored 65 goals in over eighty matches he featured for Egyptian club FC Petrojet before leaving in 2012.

He won the Ghana Premier League topscorer award after bagging 17 goals in 23 matches.