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Isn’t Persipura part of Indonesia Clubs?



Persipura FC (Jubi)

Persipura FC (Jubi)

Jayapura, Jubi- It was a bizarre incident. There had been no problems before concerning the arrival of foreign clubs in Papua. But last week Pahang FA club were forced to cancel a match with Persipura Jayapura because their four foreign players were denied visas to enter Indonesia.

Consequently, the Pahang FA players were stuck at Soekarno Hatta airport despite a promise they would get visa arrival visa for them.

Rocky Bebena, general secretary of Persipura, said BOPI (the Professional Sports Agency of Indonesia ) has sent a letter to sponsor visas fro the Pahang FA players, but it lack a number and signature of its chairman.

He wondered why the four foreign players were stuck at Soekarno Hatta airport when the recommendation has been delivered.
“Why were they detained at the airport? Persib team has no problem administratively, while Persipura has. What is going on? Is Persipura team is not an Indonesian club?” he told Jubi on Sunday (05/24/2015).

He said Pahang FC team decided to go back and only Manager and Media Officer of Pahang FA are still in Jayapura to do technical meeting in Mandala on Monday (05/24/2015). While the staff of Organization of Professional Sports Agency of Indonesia (BOPI) Rubby Saputra said it has done a good communication with Persib Bandung and Persipura.

According to him, Persib sent a letter of application to the issuance of visas for guest club to BOPI on Friday (22/52015) at 14.00 pm and followed by Persipura at 16.00.WIB (West Indonesia time).

Rocky Bebena said he has communicated with the BOPI (Rubby Saputra) via telephone and texted message.
“The letter immediately forwarded to the Head of BOPI and immediately given his consent, because it involves a commitment of Youth and Sport Minister in supporting Persib and Persipura team in the AFC Cup,” he said.

Furthermore, on Saturday afternoon (05/23/2015), a letter of recommendation for Persib and Persipura has been signed by head of BOPI. Then it was scanned and emailed Persib and Persipura (email: [email protected]) on Saturday (23/05/2015) at 13:58 WIB. It turned out there was no number of letter and signature in attached file.

Then there was the confirmation from Yudiana ( Persib official)which stated that there was no signature on the letter of recommendation for Persipura and asked resubmitted.

Rubby as the BOPI immediately re-sent an email at 15:01 WIB. According to him, the letter of recommendation has been sent and the next procedure was the duty and responsibility of Persipura management.

BOPI and Youth and Sport Minister have provided support and approval through Recommendation Letter provided. Pahang squad eventually chose to leave on Sunday (05/24/2015) and arrived at their base in Kuantan after four foreign players were rejected to enter Indonesia by Indonesian immigration at Soekarno-Hatta.

Brian Johnson, manager of the 2015 AFC Cup Competition wrote to the PSSI said it was very serious in the issuance of tourist visas to Pahang FA and the lack of response from the PSSI and Persipura. “Please remind clubs that participated that there will be adverse consequences that fall into the category of disciplinary or sanction because failed to give a visa to the club away, ” Brian Johnson warned manager of to PSSI secretary general, Azwan Karim.

He said that in order to avoid all of that, it hoped that the PSSI can resolve this problem immediately and ensure that all relevant rules of the away club visits according to regulations of the AFC Cup competition in 2015. Unfortunately, until now there has been no official explanation of the PSSI, related to the failure of four foreign players into the Indonesia. (Dominggus Mampioper)

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Bark craftsmen are ready to welcome PON 2020




Art Shop owned by Mince Ohee in Sentani District Jayapura. – Jubi / Yance Wenda

Sentani, Jubi – Mince Ohee, 31 years old bark craftsman from Sentani, often sell her products in front of her house where located near to the entrance of Kalkhote pier in East Sentani sub-district of Jayapura District. Approaching the national sports event held in Jayapura in 2020, she admits ready to participate by producing more bark handicrafts.

“In the next National Sports Week (PON), I will participate selling these handicrafts. But I will only sell it at the art shop,” she told Jubi in her art shop on Wednesday (08/01/2010).

Meanwhile, another craftsman Elda Natasya said whether she’s ready or not in the national event, it depends on the supply of bark materials and the market demands.

“Now barks are a bit difficult to get. So, it depends on it. If we have enough materials, we are ready to serve as many as it’d requested.” (*)


Reporter: Yance Wenda

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Freeport supports 8.5 billion for Persipura, possibly add 1.5 billion more




Persipura Management and PT Freeport Indonesia after signed cooperation agreement – Jubi/dok Persipura

Jayapura, Jubi – Finally a sponsorship to Persipura from Freeport Indonesia was approved. The value is the same as that has given by Bank Papua, which is Rp8, 5 billion.

“They (Freeport) will add Rp1, 5 billion more if Persipura becomes the champion,” said Persipura’s spokesperson and chairman, Benhur Tomi Mano known as BTM, in his release.

He was accompanied by Persipura Manager Rudy Maswi, the General Secretary Rocky Bebena and Media Officer Bento Madubun to meet the Freeport Indonesia Representatives, Clementino Lamury, Riza Primary, Napoleon Saway and Spencer Paoh, on Thursday (January 18th).  As the result of the meeting, PT. Freeport Indonesia agreed to give Rp 8.5 Million fund to Persipura.

“They are also willing to disburse more funds in the near future for the team,” added the number one person in this Jayapura city. He also said that in the near future, all the players would be gathered and get ready for the training camp. “Next week we will gather all players so we can practice,” he said.

Further, he also hopes that the players who are licensed for the President Cup to maintain their condition and avoid injury.

“The ones like Boaz, Justin and Frisca, I hope they keep fit, and avoid injuries. Especially those important players, they have also told me that they will take care of themselves. I also hope that the former players who move to a new club may try to become a major player or a core player in his club, we pray for their success in a new place, God bless,” said the chairman of Persipura.(

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Persipura Squad to Be Announced Soon




Persipura FC - Jubi

Persipura FC – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Persipura Jayapura will announce their squad who will compete in the Indonesian Soccer Championship (ISC) that starts on 15 April before Monday.

Black Pearls chairman Benhur Tommy Mano told reporters in Jayapura on Saturday (2/4/2016) that besides the name of players, Persipura management would also announce a new coach and assistant coach as well.

“We will announce it soon. No later than Monday (4/4/2016), the name of players, coach and assistant coach as well as physical trainer has been announced,” he said.

Mano said there is relatively no change for the local players. “I don’t want to speculate about the players we’ll keep, just see,” he said,

However, the foreign players such as Yoo Jae Hoon (goal keeper) and Edward Wilson, it’s clear. “But, just wait until we announce it on Monday,” he added.

Mano said the manager would be a foreigner, but he declined to disclose details about him.

“Clearly he is from abroad, we will announce it all including the name of local coach we hire,” he said.

Earlier, the Indonesian Professional Sport Body (BOPI) reportedly has approved the Indonesian Soccer Championship (ISC). The football completion would be held by PT Gelora Trisula Semesta (GTS) on 15 April 2016.

BOPI Secretary General Heru Nugroho at Sport Ministry Office on Saturday stated BOPI would approve all sport tournaments as long as it upholds the professionalism.

“BOPI will approve all sport tournaments as long as it could refer to the rules of professionalism, moreover if it is for a long term,” Nugroho said. (Alexander Loen/rom)

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