Maritzburg is over the moon

2017-05-10 06:00

LAST Saturday night Woodlands residents and Maritzburg College were not the only ones who celebrated a great goal by their product Ryan Moon, but Pietermaritzburg went wild.

In a PSL match at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, the former Maritzburg College pupil and Woodlands resident scored a goal for his team, Kaizer Chiefs, when they played an 1-1 draw against the Durban’s Lamontville Golden Arrows.

Moon was brought in very late by Chiefs coach Steve Komphela.

The move, however paid off because the player scored on his first touch.

Many Maritzburg people said that Komphela’s substitution was dicey, but brilliant, and it
paid off.

Eastwood youth co-ordinator and executive member of Men With Vision and Purpose, Deon Warren says Soweto giants need to give young players a chance to develop and take their game to the next level.

“If young, up-and-coming players like Ryan Moon can be given a chance to show case themselves they will score regularly.

“Moon is quality, dedicated, committed and focused.

The only thing he needs it’s a fair chance and I can tell you, he will go far,” said Warren.

The former Bafana Bafana, Moroka Swallows, Maritzburg United and well travelled defender
Peter Petersen praised Moon for not panicking when he was brought in on the late stages of the game and still scored.

“Wow - that was magic, brilliant and just pure class.

“To see him so composed, relaxed and the way he trapped the ball and sent it to the back of the net was just out of this world,” said Petersen.

The local development coach and former
Maritzburg United goalkeeper at the Federation Professional League (FPL) days, Keith “Kido”
Abrahams says Moon proved he is a quality player by scoring on his first touch for Chiefs.

“It takes a special player to score such goals.”

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