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Rambanapasi in trouble. . .as Maringwa is ruled out

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Dynamos midfielder Ashley Rambanapasi, who went AWOL last week, will face disciplinary action from his club when he returns.

The former Caps United star quietly sneaked out of the country for Cyprus where he is believed to be on a two-week trial with an undisclosed club.

Rambanapasi, who has been the kingpin for his team this season, has already missed his team’s two league matches against Monomotapa and Bantu Rovers.

He is also set to miss the Harare giants’ clash against Eagles on Wednesday.

Dynamos lie in second position with 52 points, three behind leaders Motor Action and will miss the inspirational Desmond Maringwa for the tie due to family commitments.

Dynamos team manager Nyika Chifamba confirmed Rambanapasi was in Cyprus but said his team was not happy with the way the midfielder’s “bogus” agent handled the matter.

“We feel unhappy with the way he left the club for trials in Europe,” said Chifamba.

“We want our players to join big clubs, but everything should be done in a proper way.”

Chifamba said the midfielder’s agent, who is based in Australia only called the club this week when the player had already skipped the country for Europe.

“There is one guy from Australia who called me this week who claims to be Ashley’s agent. I then referred him to the team’s secretary-general Oliver Manyau but he never called again,” said Chifamba.

“As a club, we don’t accept such behaviour from our players. We will call him for a disciplinary hearing when he returns and stern action will be taken if he is found guilty,” said the Dynamos manager.

Dynamos also said player agents should communicate with the team if they wanted to take their players for trials and avoid dealing directly with players.

“Some of these agents are bogus; they lack respect and are out to make a killing out of the players. They should emulate respectable player agents like Gibson Mahachi. He (Mahachi) is a good manager. He will inform all the parties involved if there is something happening,” said Chifamba.

This is not the first time Rambanapasi has gone AWOL.

He was part of the group of Caps United players who vanished in the UK five years ago after they went there for a tour with Highlanders.

Turning to today’s match, Dynamos assistant coach Simon Chuma said: “Maringwa will not be available for selection tomorrow (Wednesday, he has other commitments to take care of.

“It’s a tough game, but we are not afraid of Eagles. They have given us problems in the past and have been troubling us but we are on a roll and I expect another three points tomorrow (Wednesday.”

Chuma also said a win Thursday will put log leaders Motor Action under pressure.

“If we can win tomorrow (Wednesday), Motor Action will be in big trouble. They will start to feel the pressure. We will continue to win all our remaining games and win the championship.”

Fixtures

Wednesday: Dynamos v Eagles (Rufaro)

Thursday: Caps United v Shooting Stars (Rufaro)

Saturday: Gunners v Bantu Rovers (Gwanzura), Lengthens v Hwange (Rufaro), Douglas Warriors v Kiglon (Rudhaka), Black Mambas v Motor Action (Morris Depot)

Sunday: Highlanders v Monomotapa (BF), Shabanie Mine v FC Victoria (Maglas), Dynamos v Caps United (Rufaro), Shooting Stars v Eagles (Gwanzura).

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