Eric Bekoe is one of these names that made their first appearance on the big stage with no sign of fear and created a big impact on the Ghana premier league thanks to the incredible goalscoring prowess he exhibited during his Asante Kotoko days.
Bekoe first came to prominence on the local scene when he starred for Asante Kotoko in the 2007/2008 Ghana premier league when he was signed from Hearts of Lions to the Garden City.
In the season 2007/08, with a total of 17 goals in 23 matches, the 33-year-old was crowned the top scorer of the Premier League and also won the league with Kotoko as well as the Presidents Cup in the same year.
“Had it not been the Covid-19 and you see me playing football in my area, you’d say I am cheating the clubs in Ghana or maybe I am cheating myself because it seems like I am a better player now than I used to be,” he said in an interview with Television CK on Youtube.
“You can’t buy experience from the shop, it is being built…If you go through the ranks, you become a perfect person. The other side of the world we come from, the more experience you become then they will start to retire you by calling you names.
“But if you are close to me and see my senior brothers you’d say I am too young to even retire from football because most of my playing mates are actively playing football in Egypt and even in Ghana, the likes of Inkoom, Nii Adjei, Jordan Opoku, Harrison Afful”
“Most of the guys who were classified as oldies are now plying their trade abroad but personally when I was coming up in life, I thought of having properties so I won’t suffer when I come home from the game because I had a time limit for myself even in football”
Bekoe has previously featured for Liberty Professionals, Berekum Chelsea, Sekondi Hasacass, Petrojet in Egypt as well as AFC Leopards in Kenya.