Why Moon took up Stellies challenge


Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Ryan Moon has revealed why he opted to join newcomers Stellenbosch FC.

The 22-year-old was offloaded by the Soweto giants at the end of last season and went for trials in Scotland and Hungary, but nothing materialised.

According to Moon, the facilities at the Absa Premiership newcomers is what attracted him to join the Western Cape side.

"First and foremost it's an honour for me to be here, Stellenbosch is an amazing team for me," Moon said.

"I think what attracted me to come to Stellenbosch firstly is that the facilities were amazing, and looking at the technical staff they've got coach Steve [Barker]... it's always good to be in an environment where you are wanted, it makes you feel you can improve as a player and it feels like I have been here for years already.

"The coaches they make you want to look forward to training the next day and I think as a player that it's important to love your job because that's what you do. And for me I'm just looking forward to playing football, I want enjoy my football at this team, which is exciting to be part of.

"Everybody wants to learn, the players want to learn, the staff want to learn. It's been really great so far and we are looking forward to the season with the club."

Moon has played two games since his arrival, against former club Maritzburg United and Bidvest Wits, and has not yet managed to open his scoring account.