Former Asante Kotoko striker, Eric Bekoe, claims Liverpool Star Mohammed Salah always looked up to him during his playing days in Egypt.
Bekoe, 34, played for Egyptian side Petrojet between 2009 and 2012, after ending his spells with Asante Kotoko.
At the time, 18-year-old Salah was with the youth side of Al Mokawloon. The Egyptian has since gone on to become global icon.
Bekoe, who is regarded as one of the best striker to have ever played for Asante Kotoko, reveals 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 Kumasi-based 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”
Eric Bekoe netted 65 goals in almost eighty gamed he featured for Egyptian club FC Petrojet before leaving in 2012.