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02 Jun

Eric Bekoe: Mohamed Salah wanted to be like me

The former Asante Kotoko striker has revealed that the Liverpool talisman picked him as his role model during his days in Egypt.
 
 
Former Ghanaian striker Eric Bekoe has said that Mohamed Salah wanted to follow his steps during his spell at Egyptian top-flight club FC Petrojet.
 
The 33-year-old rose to become one of the biggest players in the Egypt Premier League after leaving Asante Kotoko in 2008.
 
According to him, Mohammed 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 25 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.
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