Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
8 Jun 2016
5:09 pm

Sheppard willing to play for another season

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Bidvest Wits winger Dillon Sheppard loves the game so much, that he is not considering retiring yet.

Dillon Sheppard of Wits. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

At 37 years old, the Wits winger says he will leave everything to his coach Gavin Hunt regarding his future with the Clever Boys.

“Every year for the last five years I’ve been retiring, but it is all about the coach. If the coach still believes you can still do the job with a lot of games coming up and if he needs my experience I’m happy to give another year. Because I play the game I love, if I can play another five years, I can play,” said Sheppard.

“You never want to call it a day and retire. But like I said, it is up to the coach, if he believes I can still do the job then I will go out there and do the job.”

Sheppard was not a regular at Wits this past season, but he has featured in a couple of games for the club.

When he is not playing, the former Bafana Bafana player takes charge of the Clever Boys Under-17 team.