By James K. Attaglo Wilson

Former Petrojet striker – Eric Bekoe has said that his claim that Mohammed Salah looked up to him during his time at Petrojet is not a fluke because most youngsters used him as their role model during his playing days in the Egyptian Premier League.

“I think I passed a comment recently which many did not get me right, but I was a household name in Egypt,” he told Saddick Adams on Angel FM.

“When I was on top running the show in Egypt, many of the young chaps then including Mohammed Salah were using me as the yardstick .

“If you looked at my body size then playing against the likes of Mohammed Aboutrika, Waed Goma …”

“In fact, they didn’t understand why I was not getting a national team call up, because I was playing in the same league with them, but they were winning the African Cup of Nations with the same players I used to play with.”

Bekoe [33], was the champ running the camp at Protrojet, scoring 65 goals in 80 appearances for the Egyptian Premier League side.

His goal statistics at Asante Kotoko in just a season is mind blowing. The former University of Ghana striker scored 42 goals in 48 games for Kotoko.