CHARLES Mammie of University of the East has been given the all-clear while Adamson's Ingrid Sewa and Alfred Aroga of National University will be allowed to play in the first round of the UAAP men's basketball tournament under the threat of forfeiture if they fail to submit documents pertinent to their eligibility.
Gathering for an emergency meeting hours before the start of the league's season, the board gave Mammie the green light to suit up after the school completed all the necessary documents, making him eligible to play in the Red Warriors' debut game against Far Eastern University on Saturday.
Sewa and Aroga were likewise allowed to suit up, but their respective schools were ordered to complete supporting documents until the end of the first round of the eliminations or face forfeiture of all their wins in games where the foreigners suited up.
Doubts were cast on the trio's availability for their teams just a day into the season when the league called an emergency meeting for Saturday to look into their eligibility papers. (For full story, click UAAP holds emergency meeting to tackle eligibility of Mammie, 2 others)
League secretary-treasurer Malou Isip declined to reveal what documents the board still needs from the two.