Former Asante Kotoko striker, Eric Bekoe has revealed that Liverpool Star Mohammed salah always looked up to him during his time in Egypt.
Bekoe played for Egyptian side Petrojet between 2009 and 2012, after he left Kotoko.
At the time, 18-year-old salah 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 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”
Bekoe scored 65 goals in over eighty matches he featured for Egyptian club FC Petrojet before leaving in 2012.