Moon’s dad welcomes move to Arrows

2010-09-14 00:00

BRYCE Moon’s father has come out in full support of his move to the Lamontville Golden Arrows, saying that the team is playing some of the most attractive football in the ­Absa Premiership.

Patrick Moon, a former striker for Maritzburg United, also praised Arrows’ chairperson Mato Madlala for her leadership role in running the uMlazi-based team.

Said Moon, “Panathanaikos of Greece were forced to loan my son out because he had an injury and their quota system only allows for five foreign nationals per team.

“I’m very excited about his move to Golden Arrows because they play the most attractive football at the moment.

“I’m also very impressed by Mato Madlala because she seems to be a woman with vision.”

PMB councillor Moon said he hopes Bryce will be able to live up to Madlala’s expectations.

Asked by The Witness whether his son has been able to move past the accident that almost destroyed his career, Moon said: “The accident did affect Bryce, but he has been able to slowly move past it and focus on his game.

“If Bryce focuses on his performance, he’ll definitely get back to the Bafana Bafana squad because he’ll be getting more game time with Arrows, which should be enough for him to prove himself,” said Moon.

Bryce was involved in a car accident in the early hours of the morning in July 2009 when a pedestrian was killed. Charges of culpable homicide were withdrawn in April.

Patrick Moon’s advice to Bryce and other professional players is : “If players steer away from any negative publicity and live a God-fearing life, God will supply their needs.”

To parents, Moon said: “If parents don’t support and nurture their kids’ talent, then the children have a mediocre chance of making it as professionals.”

He spoke of an incident that happened when Bryce was younger: “My son was running a five-kilometre race and I arrived late. He must have been in the 10th position behind, but when he saw me he ran for his life to win the race.”

That is when Moon realised how much influence he had as a parent to inspire his son’s performance. “From then onwards I ensured that my son got the support from us as parents.”

Moon is expected to be out until December with a knee injury, for which he underwent surgery in the off-season.

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