Eric Bekoe: Hasaacas will be like Barcelona, it's another home for me
Eric Bekoe has high ambitions with his modest new club Sekondi Hasaacas and after his first training with the club, the former Ghana league top scorer feels his belief will be a reality.
An elated player he was after training when he described the reception he received from his new colleagues as a big boost. He said "I am happy about the spirit in the team. I am so much overwhelmed because the reception from the players was great. In certain teams the welcome you receive from your colleagues makes it very difficult for you to settle but here if you are not told you wouldn't even see that this is Bekoe, Papa Arkoh or captain Egyin".
Bekoe has joined Hasaacas on a one year deal after years of highs and lows from Kotoko to Egyptian side, Petrojet and a career blighted by an injury that sat the striker out close to a year. His move to the Giants of the West was a big shock but Bekoe while applauding the club's management for their recruitment revealed Hasaacas is another home for him.
"The management has done a great recruitment towards the upcoming league.
Though I travelled early but I know most of the players. A lot of people have forgotten that I was a player of Liberty professionals and Liberty and Hasaacas are like sister and brother affair so I take it like I've come back home. This is not a new club but a sister club that I've played for their brother club"
"Football has its own language. When you understand the language you don't need to struggle before you can adjust to any system. We had a terrifying training today and it makes you endure. We all know the league is too close and we are all praying for the league to come on. The fans are thirsty for the league and the media also need a lot of activities" he said.
Bekoe scored three goals in his maiden training and he says it will be signs of great things to come but his priority is team success.
"For sure and if you look at the team we have I hope there wouldn't be too much individualistic in the team. It will be teamwork like Barcelona. Maybe people will expect Bekoe to win the goal king but you may rather see a midfielder will win it. We are going to play teamwork not individualistic such that you would think you a big player or a star so you don't tackle or you want to be the player to always have the ball. We are going to work as a team".
The ever asked question to players like Bekoe who makes a return to domestic football is whether they still have the qualities it takes to bounce back and in his case whether he is healthy to get going. He reckoned that the true story of his recent career seems to be oblivious to the public but he is ready for competitiveness.
"Some Ghanaians don't follow players too much. I sat home for almost a year. I was in Morocco playing league but due to their financial constraint they couldn't pay the money due me so we had come to agreement so that I terminate it. I was even in Finland doing pre season and you are witness of the training that we did so whether I have injury or not you will see and report on it".
"We are happy to have a coach who have the patience. He is like a father, a friend, a teacher and then a teammate. That is how we see him" he opined.