Former Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe has shared his experience about his remarkable debut season at the club, where he led the team to the league title and emerged as the top scorer with 17 goals from 23 games. Bekoe’s story is one of determination, hard work, and proving doubters wrong.
Bekoe revealed that many people did not believe he would succeed at the club, despite his impressive performance during the preseason. He explained that he started scoring goals during the preseason, but the media and some fans were sceptical about his abilities. However, he went on to prove his doubters wrong with an outstanding season.
Bekoe’s incredible form continued throughout the season, as he scored 17 goals in just 23 league matches, while also contributing 10 goals in 10 matches in Africa. “Within a season at Asante Kotoko, I played 48 games and scored 42 goals,” he said. His fantastic performance helped the team clinch the Ghana Premier League title, which was the club’s 20th title at the time.
Bekoe revealed that his success was due to his dedication and sacrifice. He said he was committed to cutting out anything that would hinder his performance. He emphasized that it was all about sacrifice and dedication. “I told myself that I wanted to give myself the first round of the season to do whatever magic I could do. Anything that would contradict my performance, I put aside,” he told Joy Sports.
Bekoe also reflected on his first league match, where he scored a hat-trick against Great Olympics under the floodlights. “I scored in three away games before coming to Kumasi to show them that this is the new gem that is on board,” he said. He said he was proud to have achieved so much in his debut season at the club and is regarded as one of the greatest strikers in the history of Asante Kotoko.
For the most part, Bekoe’s story is a lesson in hard work, dedication, and the importance of self-belief. Despite facing doubts and criticism from some quarters, he remained focused on his goal, and his success story continues to inspire young footballers in Ghana and beyond.