Bryce Moon is hoping to secure a move to Greece.

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Posted: 4 July 2008 Time: 10:17

Having lost strikers Nathan Paulse and Russell Mwafulirwa to Europe, Ajax Cape Town are now set to lose another star player, Bryce Moon, who is currently sweating it out in trials with Panathinaikos in Greece.

Moon, whose pace, skill, technique and good crosses down the right flank has made him a dominant figure in the Bafana Bafana squad, could become the third South African player in recent times to play in Greece after Pierre Issa and Nasief Morris if he impresses the Greeks.

Speaking to soon after arriving back from Sweden where he was negotiating a deal for Paulse, Prosport International director Mike Makaab said he was just waiting for feedback from Greece about Moon’s trials.

Paulse is set to join Hammarby after impressing the Swedish team during his trials there recently.

“I had a successful trip to Sweden and we will be finalising everything for Paulse within the next 24 hours. Moon has proved himself as a quality player on the big stage with Bafana Bafana and now it is his chance to make his name in Europe.”

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:36 am
well done boys
posted: 10:48 am
This is very good they deserve playing in europe some of this players.but not to be funny guys it look like Ajax knows what is doing.more than 5players are trialing in europe i think if all this clubs can do that SA can be able to compete well in 2010,As this boys will be having an experience of the Europian soccer.
posted: 10:56 am
Ayi suka Greece, he will probably stay there for the next 3 season and Sundowns will buy him back, he must stay at least after the Confederations cup and then go to Europe.
posted: 11:43 am
Who the hell is Dikgacoi Agent? He should be in Europe already. Its a disgrace that such quality is being held back.
posted: 12:12 pm
Agg man what wrong with SA players it seems they are so desparate to move to europe. Sweeden,greece, denmark israel, china, turkey even idia is PSL pplayer's destination, what about ITALY, Spain and England where they will compete with the best, they go to weak leagues and still brush the bench week in and out. you boys are desparate you should refuse to be insulted by your managers (agents.
posted: 01:01 pm
Well done boys go over there and get more experience then bring it home to help our struggling national team,i know bafana bafana will shine oneday again..good luck
posted: 02:05 pm
Congrats boys ...well done. You succeeded in S.A and taking your career to the next level.

Nito, young guys like Fanteni, Masilela and Moon are using these clubs as springboards to a better league adn better clubs. If you are in Europe, the chances of getting noticed by the big clubs are much greater, due to greater exposure. Big clubs will also see that these players have excelled and adapted in Europe so they dont need to aclimatise to European conditions as if they were straight out of the PSL. They would then prove a safer option for a big club mlike AC Milan or Barcelona to sign rather than a risk.

Many African and South American Players have started out in smaller clubs and moved to the bigger clubs.
People like Nigerian Aiyegbeni Yakuba played at Maccabi Haifa in Israel before moving to the Premier League. Other examples include Didier Zokora, Didier Drogba, George Weah and Jay Jay Okocha are players who have played at smaller clubs, built a reprutation, excelled and moved on to bigger leagues.

Panathinaikos and greek football is not weak at all. Greece won the Euro Champs in 2004 with a number of greek based players (many from Panathinaikos). Many players then left for larger clubs in the big leagues. He will also get the chance to play in Europe either in Champs league or Uefa Cup. Moon will also get coached by Henk Ten Cate, former assitant coach at Barcelona when they won Champs league 2006 and was at Chelsea recently. He was also a former Ajax Coach and Moon will learn a great deal form him.

Tsepo Masilela is another player who should play another season in Israel before leaving to a big league as he is highly rated.

The Russian league is becoming very reputable as well with the large amount of money floating into the league, Russia's Euro success and many players are now leaving for larger clubs for record prices (eg : BRazilian Jo recently has been transferred to Man City mfrom CSKA MOscow for 18 million pounds!)

I also hope Kagisho Dikgacoi gets a move to Europe soon as he is vital for 2010.

posted: 02:07 pm


ethinic players always go to poor teams from DR Khumalo to Nkosi
posted: 03:24 pm
true I must congratulated you on that informative article. Keep it up and educated, my brother.
posted: 09:49 am

Coloured player is this country is mentaly more tough that our fellow african brohers in SA.

Don't get me wrong, there some execellented black player that should be playing for the like of Everton, Liverpool and co. The only prblem with black player is no discipline like the great Lucas Radebe. This guys never went awol like today's clouns. Look at Old John, he started looking like a vark after 3 months at the club.

Our players want to live a life of clubbing and drinking, you'll never get to the pinnacile of World football.

Coloured players fight, cause we know the main reason we went to europe, to make a success in football and not for pounds!

Let's be honest, if your really had to choose the strongest possible Bafana squad it would looks like this:


Moon- Morris- Mokoena- Carnell

Van Heerden - Pienaar- Patterson- Buckley

Benni- Fanteni

Do you see what i mean? 10% black players

Is it me, or are our black african players really playing for the beautifull game or the money?

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