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SOUTH AFRICAN right back Bryce Moon s proposed move to West Ham is now in serious jeopardy after the car he was driving knocked down and killed a woman in Johannesburg. The 23-year-old, who currently plays for Greek outfit Panathinaikos, admitted he had t

SOUTH AFRICAN right back Bryce Moon's proposed move to West Ham is now in serious jeopardy after the car he was driving knocked down and killed a woman in Johannesburg.

The 23-year-old, who currently plays for Greek outfit Panathinaikos, admitted he had two alcoholic drinks before getting behind the wheel, but denied he was drunk when he hit Mavis Ncube at 6am on Monday morning.

Police are still looking into the incident, but were non-committal about whether Moon will be arrested.

"Nobody has been arrested and nobody has been charged," revealed police superintendent Eugene Opperman. "A dossier has been opened and the police are still investigating the accident."


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The prospect of a possible charge of culpable homicide is likely to deter West Ham from pursuing a player who may have to return to his native South Africa for a number of court cases.

However, Moon's agent Mike Makaab stressed that it was too early to make any decisions about the transfer negotiations.

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"We will just have to wait and see what happens over the next week or two," he said. "West Ham have been interested in Bryce for three or four months now, but until we know what is happening with his case, we don't know what affect it will have."

Whatever affect it does have, it is unlikely to be good for the player. He was being lined up for a �1.5million move to Upton Park as West Ham look to replace the expected departure of skipper Lucas Neill, who is set to join Turkish side Galatasaray.

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