Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaigners 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 the club’s twitter on Monday, March 1, confirmed the decision.
“The management of Rivers United FC has handed Theophilus Afelokai and Ifeanyi Anaemena an indefinite suspension for unethical & unprofessional sportsman conduct.”
Interestingly, Afelokhai and Anaemena joined the Rivers state-owned outfit from Enyimba last year.
The management of Rivers United FC has handed Theophilus Afelokai and Ifeanyi Anaemena an indefinite suspension for unethical & unprofessional sportsman conduct.
The indefinite suspension takes immediate effect pending the outcome of an investigation on the matter. pic.twitter.com/vTlCGipeMF
— Rivers United FC (@RiversUnitedFC) March 1, 2021
According to reports both are the top earners in the side and currently the highest paid players in the NPFL.
Defender Ifeanyi Anaemena reportedly on N1 million monthly salary, while goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai is on N1.2 million.
However, the pair failed to help Stanley Eguma’s tutored-side reach the group phase of the CAF Confederation Cup, losing to The People’s Elephant on penalities.