Former Petrojet attacker Eric Bekoe says he was once eulogized by Egyptian and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
Salah has become one of Africa’s most decorated players having excelled at the English Club.
The 27-year-old won the UEFA Champions League title with Liverpool a year after finishing the season as the top scorer in the English Premier League.
He also remains one of the few players to have clinched the African Footballer of the year award on two occasions.
Bekoe recalls his time in Egypt where the former FC Basel man saw him as a role model.
“I was a big player in Egypt. Mohamed Salah and other young Egyptian players wanted to be like me,” Bekoe told Nhyira FM.
“Oh yeah…. Mohammed Salah of Liverpool picked me 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”
Eric Bekoe is a one-time Ghana Premier League goal king, an award he won in the 2007/08 season.