Ashley "Compressor" Rambanapasi is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays for CAPS United Football Club.

Ashley Rambanapasi
Ashley Rambanapasi, CAPS United Football Club, Football
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Born Ashley Shingirayi Rambanapasi
June 27, 1981
Occupation
  • Footballer
  • Commentator
Employer CAPS United Football Club
Notable work Captained CAPS United Football Club, Soccer Star of the Year finalist (2010)
Spouse(s) Martina Masamba
Children Tanaka Rambanapasi

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Background

Ashley Shingirayi Rambanapasi was born on 27 June 1981.[1] He is married to Martina Masamba and together they have a son, Tanaka.[2]

Career

Rambanapasi started his career at Rufaro Rovers in the mid-1990s before joining the CAPS United Football Club junior teams in 1997.[3] He first played for CAPS United's senior team in 1999 and was part of the squad that won the premier league in 2004. Rambanapasi joined Dynamos Football Club in 2010.[4] He rejoined CAPS United Football Club in 2011, where he suffered a career threatening injury that sidelined him for two years. In 2012, Rambanapasi played for Gunners Football Club.[5] He later resurfaced in 2014 where he played three games for Northern Division outfit Starbill Football Club,[6] before briefly quitting football for television commentary.[5] He again joined CAPS United at the start of the 2015 season.[5]

National Team Career

The player won several caps for the Warriors.[3] He was part of the squad that played Brazil at the National Sports Stadium.

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Teams Played For

Knee Injury And Miracle Healing

Rambanapasi suffered a crack on the meniscus, which is the part that acts as a shock absorber for the knee and had to undergo a surgery in September 2011.[3] The operation made one of his legs slightly longer than the other and he walked with a limp. He claims that the recurring knee and back issues were healed through UFIC founding father, Emmanuel Makandiwa.[5]

Controversy

United Kingdom Trip Disappearance

Rambanapasi was part of the CAPS United Football Club that who vanished in the United Kingdom in 2005 after they went there for a tour with Highlanders.[7]

Disappearance from Dynamos

Whilst he was playing for Dynamos, it was reported in November 2010 that Rambanapasi had quietly sneaked out of the country for Cyprus where he went on a two-week trial with an undisclosed club .[7] This led to him being rejected by Dynamos in the 2011 season as they labelled him a rebel and they accused Ashley of leading a player revolt over salaries last in 2010 and they thought that his inclusion in the team would have a bad influence on the young players who had joined Dynamos at the start of the 2011 season.[4]

Soccer Star of the Year Disqualification

He was a Soccer Star of the Year finalist in 2010.[3] He was however disqualified for torching the riots that rocked the BancABC Supr8 semi-final between Highlanders Football Club and Dynamos.[8]





References

  1. CAPS United, Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: September 7, 2015
  2. Soccer players defy stereotype, The Zimbabwean, Published: December 7, 2009, Retrieved: September 7, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Augustine Hwata, Rambanapasi in limbo, Herald, Published: August 18, 2012, Retrieved: September 7, 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dynamos reject Rambanapasi, NewsDay, Published: March 15, 2011, Retrieved: September 7, 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Ashley Rambanapasi makes a return, SportsZone, Published: March 30, 2015, Retrieved: September 7, 2015
  6. Langton Nyakwenda, SOCCER: I still have a lot to offer-Ashley, Sunday Mail, Published: April 4, 2015, Retrieved: September 7, 2015
  7. 7.0 7.1 Rambanapasi in trouble. . .as Maringwa is ruled out, NewsDay, Published: November 9, 2010, Retrieved: September 7, 2015
  8. Soccer Stars 2010: a fiasco to forget, NewsDay, Published: December 7, 2011, Retrieved: September 7, 2015