Kaizer Chiefs' new signing Ryan Moon wants to be remebered among the greats
Posted: 18 August 2016 Time: 10:39
Ryan Moon is aiming to feature in the Kaizer Chiefs history books many years from now with his mind firmly focused on scoring goals for his new club.
“I want to score goals for Chiefs,” he tells the club's official website. “I am dedicated to my career and believe I will record my name in the history books of the club.”
The Glamour Boys confirmed the signing of Moon towards the end of last month and the 19-year-old understands the weight of expectation that accompanies wearing the famous colours.
However, Moon realises that with every good performance the pressure will begin to ease and cites his debut performance in the F.A.M.E Cup against Magesi as an example.
“My first touch was perfect,” Moon recalls. “I received a pass... I turned nicely and created a scoring opportunity for us.
"After that move, I settled well and started to feel the heavy heaviness of the Gold and Black, dropping off my shoulder.”
Moon made a name for himself in the Multichoice Diski Challenge with Maritzburg United and his performances on that platform catapulted him into the first team.
Despite having featured in the top flight the young striker acknowledges that nothing quite measures up to the feeling of competing in a big game for Chiefs as he reflected on memories of the Carling Black Label Champion Cup.
Moon was a substitute on the day but received a medal as his new side beat Orlando Pirates 2-0 and he was blown away by the atmosphere and overall experience.
“I watched TV that morning and they played the previous Carling Black Label Cup matches. Right there, I felt the excitement building up,” said the Maritzburg-born forward.
“From driving in the bus to the stadium and going through the pitch inspection was a breath-taking experience. After the match I told my father, who had called to congratulate me, that the experience was beyond measure.”