Mohammed Salah Wanted To Be Like Me - Eric Bekoe
Former Asante Kotoko and Liberty Professionals striker, Eric Bekoe has revealed that Mohammed Salah always wanted to be like him during his time in Egypt.
The one time Ghana Premier League goal king and most valuable player joined Egyptian side Petrojet between 2009 and 2012 after he left Kotoko.
At the time, the Liverpool kingpin was 18 year old and was with the youth side of Al Mokawloon. The Egyptian has since gone on to become a huge star.
Bekoe, 34, has now revealed that he played a role in inspiring a young Salah.
“I was a big player in Egypt. Mohamed Salah and other young Egyptian players wanted to be like,” Bekoe told Nhyira FM.
“…..Mohammed Salah of Liverpool picked me as his role model. During my days at FC Petrojet, Salah was a young boy playing for the youth side of Al Mokawloon who trained with Petrojet.
“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,” he added.
Bekoe scored 65 goals in over eighty matches he featured for Egyptian club FC Petrojet before leaving in 2012.