This young man from Tamale, Ghana has a lot on his mind. His reflections about life in Africa is precise and the story about how a childhood memory about the amazing Spiderman influenced his life and almost became a self-fulfilling prophecy. His ambition to success is no different than in our western world, but maybe harder?
The soccer field where we meet Maccarthy could easily be a metaphor for life in Ghana; a lot of obstacles, bumpy and full of rocks. But that does not discourage them. The soccer training is about more than just keeping fit it is a way to socialise and network which is very important in that part of the world. As Maccarthy says “ Things do not come easy in my part of the world - you have to struggle a hundred procent ” Maccarthy is this young compelling man with a lot on his mind.