Absa Premiership

Moon: I said I would score

2017-05-08 17:18
Ryan Moon (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Ryan Moon told a technical team member before the Golden Arrows match that he would find the back of the net if he got onto the park.

Moon only had a couple of appearances in the top flight for Maritzburg United before Chiefs saw his potential and snapped him up ahead of the current season.

Before Saturday's match against Abafana bes'Thende, the 20-year-old Moon had only been given four minutes of game-time in two substitute appearances off the bench for Amakhosi.

But he was to make his mark in spectacular style as he came off the bench late in the second half to control George Lebese's cross on his chest, before a sublime second touch saw him turning to face goal, followed by a clinical and composed finish into the bottom corner.

It was a strike worthy of winning any game, but unfortunately for the Glamour Boys, Arrows grabbed an equaliser with the final play of the match.

Nevertheless, Moon's moment will long live in the memory of the player and supporters alike.

"That was a great feeling. I want to thank God and coach Steve Komphela for giving me this opportunity," he told the Chiefs website after the match.

"We are always talking about attacking the line and that's what I did," Moon explained.

"A million things went through my mind - to run, to dive on the grass, to take the jersey off, it was wonderful."

The youngster, who has been starring in Amakhosi's MDC (Reserve) team, apparently said to team manager Gerald Sibeko he had a feeling it would be his day, and told the former Amakhosi midfielder that "If given a chance to play, I will score," before joking afterwards that he 'is a man of his word'.

Komphela meanwhile says it takes a certain type of character to produce the goods on the field for one of the country's biggest clubs.

"To play in the Absa Premiership you have to be brave. To be able to play for Kaizer Chiefs you need to develop a crust beyond brave. I am very happy for Ryan."

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Mamelodi Sundowns v Free State Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 23 February 2018
Maritzburg United v Platinum Stars, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Baroka FC v Polokwane City, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City FC v Wits, Athlone Stadium 18:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Bloemfontein Celtic, FNB Stadium 20:15
Free State Stars v AmaZulu FC, Goble Park 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.