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Save Our Soccer: Persipura Have Nothing to Do with PSSI Problems



Apung Widadi -

Apung Widadi –

Jayapura, Jubi – Save Our Soccer’s activist Apung Widadi said the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Imam Nahrawi would be the most responsible person if his decision to suspend PSSI (the Indonesian Football Association) would result sanctions from FIFA that might cause Persipura’s elimination from the AFC Cup.

Though he considered the suspension as a proper decision, he said the move could cause hurt law-abiding football clubs in Indonesia.

He said there are four issues in PSSI that encouraged the government to suspend it. First, the issue of financial transparency; PSSI was allegedly not transparent in the transaction of broadcasting rights and the use of the state budget.
“Secondly, it’s about clubs management in the Indonesia Super League (LSI). PPSI is very awful in managing the league, such as payment of players’ salary,” Widardi told Jubi on Monday (4/5/2015).

And the third is goal setting. It was not only happening in the LSI but also in the international match that involved the Indonesian national team. And the last, according to him, PSSI is full of politicians. “Because politicians take many position in PSSI, it makes difficult for this organization to grow,” he said.

Even though he supported the government’s decision, but he considered the government has no clear exit plan, thus it might risk the uncorrupted teams the negative impact of its decision.

He also doubted FIFA to give a sanction over Indonesia, because it also considered the same with PSSI. “It’s not different with PSSI. I doubted it to give a sanction over Indonesia,” he added.

Related to Persipura, he said the most responsible person in this case is the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports. “Persipura is clean. It’s has no connection with those PSSI problems. It might have a little trouble with sponsorship from Bank Papua that could be categorized in the regional budget, despite the Regional Budget itself. Thus, Persipura should not be affected by this suspension. If it was happened, Persipura would become the club with great loss. In this case, the minister must guarantee Persipura to continue playing in the AFC Cup,” said Widadi.

Persipura is currently playing for the final game of group round against the Indian club, Bengaluru JSW. Persipura has a chance to go to the next round and win this Asian second rank of football competition.
“This morning the team has departed to Jakarta for final rehearsal against the host team Bengaluru JSW in India on 12 May 2015,” Persipura Spokesperson Bento Mdubun said on Monday (4/5/2015). (Victor Mambor/rom)

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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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