Rivers United suspends Afelokhai and Anaemena indefinitely

Rivers United suspends Afelokhai and Anaemena indefinitely

Rivers United have announced indefinite suspension of Theophilus Afelokhai and Ifeanyi Anaemena for what the club describes as “unethical & unprofessional sportsman conduct”.

Both players got the hook after Rivers United were thumped 3-0 by Akwa United at the weekend in an NPFL match.


A statement on Monday, on the club’s twitter confirmed the decision.


The management of Rivers United FC has handed Theophilus Afelokai and Ifeanyi Anaemena an indefinite suspension for unethical & unprofessional sportsman conduct. [sic]



Afelokhai and Anaemena joined the club from Enyimba last year.


According to reports both are the top earners in the side and currently the highest paid players in the NPFL.


Defender Ifeanyi Anaemena is reportedly on 1 million naira monthly salary, while goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai is on 1.2 million naira.


However, the players failed to help Stanley Eguma’s side reach the Group phase of the CAF Confederation Cup after losing to Enyimba.

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