Maritzburg College Old Boy and soccer star Ryan Moon on the MTN PMB FA Cup Exclusive. Going into the Sunday, 26 August 2018 knockout stages of the MTN PMB FA Cup, Bafana Bafana striker Ryan Moon recalls with great fondness the experience of playing for his alma mater in the popular tournament  – and his record goal-scoring exploits.

Feature image: Bafana Bafana striker, Maritzburg College Old Boy Ryan Moon.

First a bit of back of background.

In October 2013, the 17-year-old Maritzburg College schoolboy Ryan Moon – just a couple of months after his record 8 goals in the PMB FA Cup, was signed by a Premier Soccer League club.

Born on 1 February 1996, Ryan is from a Pietermaritzburg football family. His father Patrick was a noted pro, while older brother Bryce has also been capped at Bafana Bafana level.

Of playing in the PMB FA Cup, Ryan told

“I think the PMB FA Cup tournament is great, as it gives the boys a chance to be seen and to raise their hands. Scouts watch the tournament, so it’s important to have a good one.

“I enjoyed my time playing in the PMB FA Cup, as I made memories with my friends. It was a great platform for me to prove myself. I’m excited that I’m still the top goal-scorer but one of these days it will be broken, as records are meant to be broken.”

And two months ago, Ryan came back to Maritzburg College to talk to the boys. He addressed the school in the Alan Paton Hall in what was a momentous occasion with the boys enthusiastically joining in.

Ryan was presented with a Maritzburg College Old Boys blazer by headmaster Chris Luman.


Ryan Moon thanks the boys in the Alan Paton Hall moments after being presented with his Maritzburg College Old Boys blazer by headmaster Chris Luman.

* Thanks for your time, Ryan, I know you have been hectically busy.

Well, boys, now you see what is possible with excellent performances today – wishes you and your school first teams everything of the best in the quarter-finals and may you progress to the semi-finals, the final and go on to win the trophy.

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