Moonsamy made his professional debut for Chippa United in 2012 and is the only Indian footballer to have enjoyed prolonged game time since the introduction of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over 20 years ago.
Now retired from the pro scene, Moonsamy, 31, is back home in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, on a mission to develop the region’s next soccer star.
“I have seen many Indian footballers around the country who have the ability to cut it in the PSL, but sadly they never get the opportunity,” he said.
Moonsamy says that has been the driving force behind his academy, MM Stars, which he launched in 2016 after hanging up his boots. He last played for Cape Town National First Division (NFD) club, Santos.