ALFRED Aroga, National University’s Cameroonian center who was scratched from the team's UAAP lineup over a residency issue, suffered another blow after the untimely death of his father.
NU coach Eric Altamirano said that Aroga’s father passed away in their native Cameroon due to complications caused by hypertension and diabetes.
The death of Aroga’s father came just days after the league's eligibility committee ruled that the 6-6 center failed to meet the two-year residency requirement for foreign players playing in the Philippines for the first time.
Aroga learned about his father’s death on Tuesday.
“Double whammy nga eh,” Altamirano told Spin.ph on Wednesday. “Nabigla nga siya kasi bata pa (ang tatay) eh. Around 50 plus lang ‘yung father niya.”
Making matters worse, Altamirano said that Aroga is finding it difficult to contact his family in Cameroon so it is still not known whether he will go home to pay his final respects to his father.
“He is still contacting his mom. Hindi pa niya alam kung anong gagawin. Wala pang decision,” Altamirano said.
Aroga is expected to stay on for the rest of the school year and see action for the Bulldogs next season.