“I didn’t leave Hearts because of fear of competition”

Goalkeeper Philemon McCarthy has quashed rumors that he left Hearts of Oak because of the competition he was facing from the other keepers.
The one time Black Stars goalkeeper did not renew his contract with the Phobians after it expired last season and has since signed a deal with Accra Great Olympics.
There were lots of rumors in the sporting media about the reason for his departure, some of which said he was afraid of the prospect of fighting for a position with Burkina Faso goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye formerly of Asante Kotoko.
“When I hear some of these things, I laugh because I have never been afraid of competition, never in my life. I have lived by the dictates of my parents who always told me not to have any fear for any human especially when it comes to my line of work because hard work will
always cause you to stand out among your peers”, McCarthy told sportscrusader.com.
He went further to explained the reason for his refusal to renew his contract with the Phobians.
“Hearts of Oak have been very good to me and I owe them a lot in my career, but for a while it seemed they did not need my services anymore. When my contract was running out I expected them to sit down with me to talk over how best to renew it. But that did not happen and all calls to draw their attention failed, so I had to leave eventually.”
“I have never been afraid of competition with any goalkeeper because I know my abilities and what I can do if given the chance.”