A terse statement by the Port Harcourt professional football league side currently third place on the log said Ovoke was suspended for ‘his actions that border on anti-club activities and gross indiscipline’.
Technical manager of the club, Stanley Eguma explained that the decision had to be taken in the overall interest of the club.
“Ovoke has been suspended because of his actions that border on anti-club activities and gross indiscipline’
“I must also state that Ovoke had been issued with several stern warnings on his conduct which unfortunately, had gone unheeded.
“The club took this decision to suspend him because no one player is greater than the club,” he said.
The club dud not disclose details of his offence and club Media Officer, Sammy Wejinja, when contacted said he had “no further information on the issue.”
Ovoke who joined Rivers United from Bayelsa United at the start of the current season has been an influential member of the club and has been greatly contributive to the remarkably good performance of the club.