Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Ryan Moon’s hopes of securing a move abroad have been dealt a major blow following Hibernian’s decision not to offer him a contract. 

Moon spent the past few weeks on trial at the Scottish club in an attempt to secure a European deal. 

However, a local publication, Edinburghlive, reports that Moon didn’t do enough to convince manager Paul Heckingbottom. 

The left-footed striker played in three friendly matches for Hibernian during his trial period. 

He found the back of the net in Hibernian’s 3-2 loss to Arbroath after coming on as a second-half substitute in his first match. 

Moon also featured in the Scottish club’s 3-1 win over Dunfermline before playing his final match for the East End Park-based outfit in the 4-3 win at Carlisle United earlier this week. 

Despite his efforts, Hibernian still didn’t see the need to offer the 22-year-old a deal and now Moon has to continue looking for a new home elsewhere.

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The Pietermaritzburg-born marksman is expected to return to South Africa this week.

In June, Moon told Goal he was still weighing up his options – this was soon after leaving Kaizer Chiefs whom he spent three seasons between 2016 and 2019.

Maritzburg United have not ruled out the possibility of re-signing their former striker, but as things stand, no talks have been held between the two parties.

Ernest Makhaya