A hot-shot striker you wont have heard of: Eric Bekoe (Petrojet)

At the tender age of 21-years-old, Ghanaian forward Eric Kwabena Bekoe is threatening to become the next great goalscorer to emerge from the Egyptian Premier League after chalking up an incredible 11 goals in just 14 matches so far this season.

Bekoe’s recent goalscoring feat has not arrived out of left-field. In the 2007/08 season, Bekoe was playing in his native homeland for local powerhouse Asante Kotoko in the fabulously named One Touch Premier League, where the forward bagged 17 goals in 22 matches to become the league’s top goalscorer.

Such an impressive goal-scoring ratio failed to go unnoticed, and with Egyptian heavyweights El Zamelek found courting the sharp-shooter last summer, Petrojet were forced to make their move for Bekoe. Since joining, Bekoe has enjoyed a rich vein of form in Egypt with the striker showing off his rich ability to score with either foot, as well as outpace opposition defences, as his debut season unfolds.

Bekoe’s goals have helped push Petrojet into second place in the league table behind Al Ahly, however his form has been controversially ignored by Ghanaian coach Milovan Rajevac, who refused to select the forward for Ghana’s squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Angola.

Video evidence of Eric Bekoe can be seen here.