By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: Just when Steve Komphela needs a lot of wins and perhaps a trophy to keep his seat as Kaizer chiefs coach going forward, youngster Ryan Moon has stepped up to be his promising talisman as he has been putting in show after show for Amakhosi.
Moon was again on target for Komphela’s side this weekend as his second half goal turned around things for his team, resulting to a 3-0 demolition of Golden Arrows in the Nedbank cup last 32 tie at the FNB Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Moon’s opening goal against Clinton Larsen’s team meant that the 21-year-old, who is the young brother of former Bafana Bafana wing-back Bryce Moon. Moon has scored 4 goals in his last 5 appearances for the club, leaving him as one of the names to be reckoned with in Steve Komphela’s starting 11 in recent matches.
Komphela is in his third and last season on the contract he signed at Naturena from Maritzburg United and desperately needs some silverware to perhaps get an extended stay at the club as fans have been patient enough for silverware, considering they last celebrated silverware success more than two years ago under Stuart Baxter’s reign.
Chief’s are still contenders for the league title with 31 points and 10 games left to play as they are only 7 points away from log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns who are on 38 points. Komphela will hope he can milk the best out of Moon to his advantage and steer Chiefs to much needed glory and extend his reign at Naturena.