DURBAN – Ryan Moon is not deflated by the lack of action at Kaizer Chiefs.
The Pietermaritzburg-born hitman has only featured in four league matches this season. Moon is not worried about his lack of game time.
“Look, this is football. Sometimes you up and sometimes you are down. The most important thing is to work hard and put God first and don’t change how you were working before. Stick to the same routine and keep working hard. Your time will come and when it comes you must be ready,” Moon said.
Moon contributed six strikes in 18 appearances across all the competitions last term.
“You’ve got to be patient in this game. You got to be humbled, you got to wait for your chance,” he added.
Moon scored this past weekend for Chiefs’ reserve side as they drew 2-2 with Free State Stars in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont.
“Two factors that are keeping me going. One is God and secondly is the family support. My support base has been good. They have done it before with Bryce (his elder brother) when things were not going well for him. They know how to handle me. They have been great so far,” Moon elaborated.
Moon is competing against Khama Billiat, Leonardo Castro, Bernard Parker and Gustavo Paez.
“I learn everyday under them. It is all about learning and bring that into my own game. In as much as they are good players, I’m also a good player. The most important thing is competition. The competition is great. We all have to keep on working hard,” Moon explained.
Moon is the younger brother of former Bafana Bafana international, Bryce Moon.
Asked if he is under pressure to emulate his brother, Moon explained: “Not at all, I get asked that question a lot. For me it is an honour to live up to his reputation. He is my role model and he will always be my role model and the person that I look up to. I have to continue keeping the Moon surname up there.”
Chiefs will face Black Leopards on Sunday at 3.30pm in the first round of the Telkom Knockout.