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Persipura’s Imanuel Wanggai Signs with Carsae FC in Timor Leste



Imanuel Wanggai (red and black) - Jubi

Imanuel Wanggai (red and black) – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Persipura allowed Imanuel Wanggai to join Timor Leste’s first division club Carsae FC but insisted that he would  return to the Papuan club when competition in Indonesia starts again.

“He will travel to Dili on February 12th  and will start the competition on February 25,” said Persipura media officer Bento Madubun in Jayapura on Thursday (11/2/2016).

He added this opportunity will also be used to promote Papuan players in order to pursue a career in Timor Leste.

Imanuel Wanggai was a second recruitment who came from Indonesia, after Oktovianus Maniani.
“Yes, Imanuel Wanggai has officially left Persipura Jayapura,” said Benhur Tommy Mano as chairman of Persipura, quoted from Antara

Due to no clarity of a tournament in the country, Titus Bonai, Patrick Wanggai, Okto Maniani and some Indonesian players prefer to join overseas clubs to increase their income.

Benhur Tommy Mano said that he does not prohibit Persipura player to play in another club as long as reported.
“It’s no problem because there is no competition or tournament held in this country. We also understand that they have family that need to be supported financially, “he added.

He also urged Persipura players to seek his fortune in another club as long as  the club could guarantee their rights as a professional football player.

While, Persipura Jayapura manager, Rudy Maswi said it has also been told by Imanuel Wanggai that he would play in Timor Leste. ”  Persipura Jayapura chairman himself who signed the release of professional players, and the letter may be issued by tomorrow.  So there is no problem, “he said.

From the information gathered, the registration of players in professional leagues Timor Lesta will be closed on February 20, 2016.

Regarding to Cristofer Sibi who resigned to Semen Padang, Rudy maswi said it had heard the news but no formal submission of the players. “The news we’ve heard, but there has been no submission from the player to us. If we are informed then we will help to facilitate the processing of the release of a professional player, “he said. (Roy Ratumakin/Dominggus Mampioper/Tina)

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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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