Soccer star hands gifts to less fortunate kids

2014-12-24 00:00

FOOTBALL star Bryce Moon shared the love with the less fortunate when he handed over Christmas presents at Pietermaritzburg Children’s Home yesterday.

Earlier, the former Bafana Bafana defender, who is currently playing for Mamelodi Sundowns, had a fall from grace after he knocked down and killed a woman.

Yesterday, this bad experience was put behind him for a while, as he and members of his family brightened up the day for about 35 children.

“It is important to always give back to the needy people during the season of joyful merriment,” he said.

“God sent Jesus Christ as a gift for us. Christmas is about love, happiness and sharing.”

Moon, together with his mother, Geraldine, and his three brothers, Stefan, Ryan and Dalroy, handed over the toys and stationery to the visibly excited children.

“We brought a Christmas cake, played games with them and had fun.

“This can have an impact on children’s lives as it could boost their self-esteem.

“They should be confident that they have a good and bright future ahead of them,” he advised.

Social worker Ntokozo Mhlophe said: “We are very happy and ­grateful because this is positive for children.

“It is exciting to see them happy and enjoying themselves.”

Moon was convicted of culpable homicide last year after his car hit domestic worker Mavis Ncube in Sandton in 2009. Ncube later died.

Moon was acquitted of attempted murder, negligent and reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Yesterday, Moon warned against drinking and reckless driving ­saying: “It’s a busy season and people must be safe on the roads and enjoy the festive time.”

He refuse to answer when asked if he will reach out to the Ncube family this Christmas, saying: “It is not relevant.”


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