Abraham Samukai, president of the Liberia Basketball Association wrote in a tribute to Mitch Itoka on the loss of his father:
The President and all in leadership at the Liberia Basketball Association takes this time to extend our deepest condolence to Mitch Itoka for the loss of his dear father.
Mitch, we want you to know that we are also impacted by the loss. The morals and values instill in you by your late father has today benefited those in the Liberia basketball fraternity especially the roles you have continue to play in the development of basketball in Liberia.
We asked that you remain strong and draw strength from the loss
Mitch Itoka, one time league MVP, continues to play important roles in the development of basketball in Liberia. He is also a member of Friends & Supporters of Liberian Basketball (FSLB, Inc) in the United States.