City soccer star jets off to Greece

2008-07-30 00:00

Pietermaritzburg-born Bafana Bafana and former Ajax Cape Town player Bryce Moon jetted off to his new club, Panathinaikos FC in Greece, yesterday.

Moon (22), who spent four seasons at Ajax after joining them from Ireland’s Corelaine FC, agreed to a four-year contract to join the Greek giants at a fee of R10 million.

He told The Witness at his Woodlands home that the move is an opportunity for personal growth and that he is on track to achieving his goals in life. He said Ajax are sad to lose him, but that they understand that he has to grow as a player.

Panathinaikos saw Moon’s talents during the African Cup of Nations tournament earlier this year. Other European teams such as Manchester United, Porto and Blackburn also showed an interest in signing Moon.

“I am an easily coachable player, physically strong and fast. It will not be hard for me to adapt at Panathinaikos,” said Moon.

His father, Patrick Moon, who is an Msunduzi Municipality councillor, said he is very happy to see his son’s career progressing.

“Bryce has leadership qualities, works hard and I am proud of him.”

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

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


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.