Former Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe has stated that Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah emulated him during his days with Petrojet in the Egyptian top-flight league.
Bekoe before his exit in 2012 scored 65 goals in over 80 games for Petrojet in Egypt, making his one of the most decorated striker than in the club.
Bekoe in an exclusive interview with Kumasi based Nhyira FM said:
“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 a role model. During my days at FC Petrojet, Salah was a 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 don’t result in goals.
“One of their coaches pushed him forward which helped his progression before leaving Egypt for FC Basel.”