Former Mamelodi Sundowns,Ajax Cape Town & Bafana Bafana midfielder, Dillon Sheppard talks coaching in the MDC, his leg break and playing in Barcelona as youngster.


Former Bafana Bafana midfielder, Dillon Sheppard, shares his football journey and does some ball work with the Director of Coerver, Cayle Coetsee, in this interview.

After eight minutes of intense training doing basic ball skills and showing other young professionals how to keep their skills sharp during this COVID-19 period, the former Mamelodi Sundowns man gave us great insight into what the highs and lows of his career were.

From spending some time at Barcelona as 16-year-old with the likes of Ronaldo Nazario and current Manchester City head coach, Pep Guardiola, mentioned the sheer size of the Catalan giants while he was there.

He then spoke about his horrific leg break injury he suffered while playing for the Brazilians in 2007 against Free State Stars and how it impacted his career and life as a head coach.

During this session, Sheppard also said…

  • "The most important thing is that we’re using the ball…"
  • "I can see you’ve still got it…"
  • "I actually played against Puyol…"
  • "How valuable football was to my life…"
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