Date of Birth: 27/2/79
Clubs: Seven Stars/Ajax Cape Town, Dinamo Moscow (Russia), Panionios (Greece), Mamelodi Sundowns, Platinum Stars, Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United, Bidvest Wits
Bafana Bafana caps: 18
The technically-gifted Ajax Cape Town winger was much younger than the rest of the squad, and was used just once by Mashaba, starting the crucial 3-2 play-off win away to New Zealand, and did not travel to Australia. A product of the School of Excellence’s first intake and then Seven Stars, Sheppard went on to win 18 Bafana caps. Left Ajax in 2004 for Dinamo Moscow, and later played in Greece. Upon returning to South Africa, he played for a number of clubs, most notably Mamelodi Sundowns.
Business: Academy coach at Bidvest Wits