PSL

Hunt pays homage to departing Sheppard

2017-05-29 10:24
Dillon Sheppard (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Wits manager Gavin Hunt reserved praise for departing midfielder Dillon Sheppard, following their maiden title winning campaign.

Despite being a peripheral figure this season, the 38-year-old was lauded by Hunt as a model professional as he bowed out for the Students with a late substitute appearance, in the 1-0 defeat against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

It remains unclear if the former Bafana Bafana winger will be retiring from professional fotball or assuming a permanent role as a development coach with the Bid Boys U17 side.

"You know the send off for Sheppard today... He started with me as a 17 year old and leaves. I don't know... 40 years? I wish him well. He has been a great asset to this game. What a professional he has been in my time," he told reporters.

The veteran winger made his debut in the South African top-flight for the now defunct Seven Stars in 1997 and went on to represent the likes of Dynamo Moscow, Panionios Athens and Mamelodi Sundowns.

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