Agent says Moon is headed for Ajax, despite player’s denial

2010-08-04 00:00

BAFANA Bafana right-back Bryce Moon will reportedly be playing for Ajax Cape Town in the coming season.

A report on the Kickoff.com website yesterday quoted Moon’s agent, Mike Makaab, stating that the Pietermaritzburg-born defender will definitely join Ajax, despite denials by the player.

Moon is reported to be joining Ajax from Greek side Panathinaikos, from whom he has been on loan to POAK Salonika for the past six months.

Moon made his name at Ajax as a flying right-winger or attacking right-back before his transfer to Panathinaikos in 2008.

“Bryce Moon will be playing for Ajax this season,” Makaab told Kickoff.com.

“We just need to sort out some paperwork, but the deal is done.

“It is a good fit.

“He knows Ajax from his previous time there; they know him, and it helps to build ties between Ajax and Panathinaikos, which could be good for the future.”

Moon is reportedly on crutches after sustaining an ankle injury, and is not expected to return to fitness for two to three months.

In other transfer news, former Bafana international Siyabonga Nkosi will join Lamontville Golden Arrows’ pre-season training camp in Johannesburg in an effort to revive his waning career.

Nkosi, who was linked with a move to Major League Soccer in the United States, confirmed the news yesterday, but was keen not to discuss the potential transfer.

He will join Abafana Bes’thende this week, where he will be under the watchful eye of Serbian coach Zoran Fillipovic.

The Newcastle-born midfielder’s star has dimmed since returning from German club Arminia Bielefeld to join SuperSport United at the start of last season.

Likened to Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo for his visionary play in the early part of his career at Bloemfontein Celtic, Nkosi seemed destined for bigger things when he transferred to Bielefeld from Kaizer Chiefs three seasons ago.

After an unsuccessful period in Germany, Nkosi returned to the PSL, but failed to make a major impact at SuperSport although the Pretoria side were defending their third league title.

Nkosi has amassed 28 Bafana caps and would bring much-needed experience to the Arrows set-up.

Bafana and Arrows defender Siyabonga Sangweni is kicking his heels at home while waiting for his agency to conclude a transfer to a new club.

Sangweni has not joined Arrows’ training camp, although he still has a year left on his contract.

This indicates that he is not keen to continue playing for the Lamontville outfit.

“My agency has promised to put me out of my misery with regards to my new club before the end of the week,” said the Empangeni-born star defender, whose proposed trials in Israel last week fell through due to a delay in obtaining a visa.

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