Bafana over the Moon with victory

23 July 2017 - 00:07 By Sport Reporter

The opponents might have been lightweight but Ryan Moon showed that he is ready to battle with the heavyweights if given a regular starting berth at Kaizer Chiefs.
The 20-year-old forward helped Bafana Bafana breeze into the last stage of the African Nations Championship qualifiers with a 3-0 win over Botswana on aggregate.
Bafana will take on Zambia next month with a ticket to Kenya next year up for grabs.
Moon, robbed of the opportunity to have his family and the country see his goal on debut in national team colours in Botswana last week due to a TV blackout, made up for that by scoring at Moruleng Stadium.
Thrown into deep end
Yesterday's goal and the one he scored in the first leg away should give Moon confidence in his bid to lead Chiefs' attack in the 2017/18 season with strong competition from Gustavo Paez and Bernard Parker.
The lad from Pietermaritzburg only started in one of the six matches he featured in in the last campaign. He opened his account against Golden Arrows in May. Chiefs' coach Steve Komphela used him sparingly, protecting him from the pressure that the club faced as Amakhosi looked for a saviour in a miserable campaign.
Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter, on the other hand, threw Moon into the deep end in the Chan qualifiers. Moon flourished, making clever runs to make the most of Siphelele Ntshangase's brilliant playmaking.
Moon and Ntshangase formed a lethal combination. They were too strong for the Zebras but despite that dominance, no player did enough to prove that they deserve a place in Baxter's real Bafana...

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