Ryan Moon taking tips from Kaizer Chiefs stalwarts
Posted: 18 September 2016 Time: 22:47
Kaizer Chiefs striker Ryan Moon says he is adapting to life at the club and takes pleasure in learning from players he admires.
Moon swapped Maritzburg for Naturena in the off-season and has wasted no time in trying to siphon knowledge from the experienced heads in the Glamour Boys' set-up.
"I'm learning a lot from the likes of Bernard Parker, Siphiwe Tshabalala and all the experienced guys - there are a lot in the team I can learn from," he tells KickOff.com.
"They have all been very encouraging since I've come into the team and I've been taking a little bit from Bernard, I've been taking a little bit from 'Shabba' and I'm beginning to see it in my own game. I'm enjoying it, I'm loving it at Chiefs."
The ambitious Moon has designs on securing a first team berth in the future but acknowledges that he is still young and Chiefs wish to mould him to fit their own ideals.
"They can see I'm young so they want to groom me to be the striker that they want me to be. I'm in a building stage, they see me as one for the future so I've got to take it one game at a time and continue to learn," he stated.
The striker, who recently celebrated his 20th birthday, has turned out for the club's Multichoice Diski Challenge team in their opening two outings of the season.
At times Moon has cut a frustrated figure, isolated up front with little service, but has provided hints of his capabilities with good strength in holding up the ball and neat touches in and around the area.
His hard work has endeared him to his new teammates who have speak highly of his quality, in particular his ability to strike the ball crisply with both feet.
Moon remains optimisitic that his shot will come but also underlined the danger inherent in having signed for a big club.
"I need to show them that I can play and I can make a PSL appearance, it's all about working hard and not letting it [being at Chiefs] get to your head because as a youngster if you think by coming to Chiefs you've arrived you're as good as gone. You just have to put your head down and work even harder," he concluded.