Ryan over the moon with Chiefs goal

The Amakhosi forward opened the scoring at FNB Stadium this past weekend just four minutes after coming on as a substitute, controlling the ball on his chest before turning and firing past Nkosingiphile Gumede.

Chiefs were unable to hold on for the win, though, as Abafana Bes’thende responded in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time through Knox Mutizwa, although Moon was still overjoyed to break his goal-scoring duck with Chiefs.

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“That [scoring] was a great feeling,” the striker said on Chiefs’ official website: “I want to thank God and coach Steve Komphela for giving me this opportunity.

“We are always talking about attacking the line and that’s what I did.”

Moon went wheeling off in celebration after scoring and admitted he was so overcome with joy he was unsure of what celebration to perform, saying: “A million things went through my mind – to run, to dive on the grass, to take the jersey off. It was wonderful.”

Moon even predicted before the match that he would score, recalling that he told team manager Gerald Sibeko: “If given a chance to play, I will score. I am a man of my word.”

Chiefs coach Komphela was also full of praise for the forward, saying: “To play in the Absa Premiership you have to be brave. To be able to play for Kaizer Chiefs you need to develop a crust beyond brave. I am very happy for Ryan.”

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