Eric Bekoe has challenged new Asante Kotoko striker Kwame Opoku to score more than his 42 goals for the Porcupines.
Bekoe played for the Ghana Premier League record-holders between 2007 to 2008 where he impressively netted 42 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.
For more than a decade no striker of the Porcupines have been able to beat Eric Bekoe’s record and he has thrown a challenge to the former Nkoranza Warriors striker to overtake him.
“I have watched some videos of Kwame Opoku and I am communicating with him. I have given him a target because I want a player who will beat my Kotoko record”, Eric Bekoe told Vision 1 FM.
“I even told him to wear my favorite number 42 jersey because it has been abandoned for a long time. Per his video, I think he needs some finishing touches.”
Kwame Opoku joined the Asante Kotoko from Nkoranza Warriors on a three-year deal in February and has revealed that his role model is former Porcupines goal poacher, Eric Bekoe who claimed the 2007/2008 Ghana Premier League golden boot with 17 goals in 23 matches.
The 21-year-old bagged ten goals for Nkoranza Warriors in the Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee Special Competition.
His scoring prowess will be needed as the club aim to clinch their 25th Ghana Premier League in a bid to return to Africa when the league is safe to resume after the Covid-19 pandemic.