Hearts Part Ways With Goalie

GlkprAccra Hearts of Oak have confirmed they have parted ways goalkeeper Philemon McCarthy.

The 31-year-old leaves the club by mutual consent after six seasons.

“For Maccarthy, we can confirm that the club has decided to part ways with and we have blessed him to find a club” Hearts PRO Muheed Saeed told Angel FM.

Highlights of McCarthy’s performance at Hearts of Oak came in the 2008/09 season when he won the Ghanaian league title with the Phobians. McCarthy is in his second spell with the Club but he has been afflicted with niggling injuries since his return.

The former Black Stars keeper could join any club of his choice as the Ghanaian transfer window still remains opened.

He was linked with a move to a Norwegian club last month.

Hearts have reportedly secured the signature of Ghana U20 glovesman Seidu Mutawakiru.

Meanwhile, Kumasi Asante Kotoko have claimed they have opened negotiations with former striker Ahmed Toure despite rivals official Hearts of Oak featuring the player in their Top-four clash last week.

The Porcupine Warriors claim their flew in the 27-year-old to Kumasi last Monday morning and he will put pen on paper today to deny Hearts opportunity of landing him.

“We are in serious talks with Ahmed Toure and he is set to arrive in Kumasi by Star bow to finalise his deal with us. We will do all that we can to deny him from registering for Hearts of Oak,” he told Metro FM.

Toure’s local rep Antwi, claimed last Sunday afternoon talks had advanced with Hearts and the Phobians remained the favourites to land him.

However, latest developments, if true could deny Hearts the chance to sign him though fans of the club have expressed their readiness to contribute funds to his signing.

Kpando-based Heart of Lions also verbally expressed interest as revealed by Toure’s agent.

Despite rumors in the sporting media claiming he might return to his former Club, Asante Kotoko, Ivorian international Ahmed Toure has reaffirmed his love and loyalty to Hearts of Oak, stressing that he cannot betray the love and trust exhibited by the Phobians.

The player who is presently in his homeland attending to a few personal issues as well as securing his International Transfer Certificate, has been linked to other Clubs like Asante Kotoko, Heart of Lions, Ashantigold and Great Olympics, with others claiming he might swerve the Phobians for any of the above named Clubs.

But the player in a telephone chat with sportscrusader.com yesterday morning, said he has indeed heard all the rumors surrounding his trip back to his country, but was not moved by them, adding that he is more than focused to get his career back on track with the Phobians.

Toure said complications of receiving the ITC, might delay his return, but fans of the Club should not worry, and that he will keep his word.

The striker also asked the Management of the Club to sort out any issues concerning his contract with him so that the negotiation will be brief once he returns.

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