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.(tabloidjubi.com)
Persipura Squad to Be Announced Soon
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)
Persipura Confirm Participation in Bhayangkara Cup
Jayapura, Jubi – Persipura enlisted 27 players including two foreigners to compete in Torabika Bhayakara Cup 2016.
General Chairman Benhur Tommy Mano told reporters on Wednesday (16/3/2016) that Persipura has sent the application and the list of players and 10 officials to the Committee as requested.
Asked about 25 local players, he said the management gave opportunity to Papuan youngsters to grow.
“We will give a lot of opportunities to Papua youngsters to be more improved. We also do regeneration, so that the existence of Persipura would keep running by more relying on Papuan players,” he said.
Further he added the formation of players might be changed for ISC or ISL. “But now we are more focused for additional young players, and to meet the quota of foreign players, Asian or non-Asian. Later, we’ll see what coach wants, and we are trying to fulfill his need,” he said.
In separate place, Persipura Media Officer Bento Madubun told Jubi there is no change for the coaches. “It remains the same. Coaches are consisting of Head Coach Osvaldo Lessa, Assistant Coach Metusalah Dwaramuri, and Physical Trainer Lidyo de Souza Rangel Neto, Goal Keeper Coach Claudio de Jesus. And Rudy Maswi is remaining Persipura Manager,” he said.
Madubun further explained of 27 enlisted players, there are two who are under recovery process, namely Lukas Mandowen and Ruben Sanadi.
Here following the enlisted Persipura players:: Eneko Bahabol, Dede Sulaiman, Ferdiansyah, Dominggus Fakdawer, Ricardo Salampessy, Andri Ibo, Rony Beroperay, Daniel Tata, Yustinus Pae, Yohanis Tjoe, Ian Luis Kabes, Izaac Wanggai, Nelson Alom, Nerius Alom, Yan Pieterson Sama, Muhammad Tahir, Jaelani Arey, Riky Kayame, Ferinando Pahabol, Marinus Wanewar, Osvaldo Haay, Petrus Paitoni Towolom, Yance Wenda, Mohamadou Alhadji and Emanuel ‘Pacho’ Kenmogne. (Roy Ratumakin/rom)
Timor Leste Football League More Attractive to Papua Players
Jayapura, Jubi – After the termination of the Indonesian Football League in Indonesia following a dispute between the Indonesian Football Association and the Minister of Youth and Sport Imam Nahrawi, a number of Papua football players have moved Timor Leste to play league football in the tiny nation.
Former Persipura player, Nico Dimo, said the phenomenon showed that the football league in Timor Leste is now more attractive to Papua footballers.
“The departure of some Papua players to football clubs in Timor Leste League indicates their interest in football competition out there. But the question is that is that the football competition in our country is not interested anymore for Papuans?” Dimo told Jubi on Monday (29/2/2016).
The experience to play in football competition in Timor Leste is not the only factor for them to make decision but to keep exist as football players might be a crucial factor because the competition in Timor Leste League gives financial promises.
“Persipura’s big name has brought good image for Indonesian nation. It becomes attraction for football clubs in Timor Leste to take benefits of the football situation after PSSI freezing by the Sport Minister,” he said.
In Timor Leste, Papuan players would also get other facilities such as vehicle and house. The local clubs know how to get income through football fans and attract the sponsors to get contract to those who have named in the Indonesian football.
“Boaz Solossa, Manu Wanggai, Titus Bonay, Patrick Wanggai, Okto Maniani and some other Papuan players are familiar to the clubs of neighboring countries,” he added.
Sometimes ago, Persipura management declared not participating in Kaltim Governor Tournament because lack of sponsorship. Thus the contract of players was suspended and they are free to join with other clubs for temporarily. Some Persipura players then crossed to both domestic and international clubs. Imanuel Wanggai and Boaz Solossa chose joining the football club in Timor Leste, while Riky Kayame went to Persib Bandung. Bio Paulin joined with PS Polri and Richardo Salampessy went to Pusam Borneo FC.
However, Chairman of Papua Legislative Council Yunus Wonda regretted this fact. He said as Papuan supporting Persipura, he is worried with the current situation of Persipura.
“The management shouldn’t be rush to dissolve the players. If they have sponsorship problem, they can talk with the Papuan people, us in the parliament and other related stakeholders to find a solution,” Wonda said last week.
According to him, the coaching process of Persipura players is different with other clubs in Indonesia. But it has already happened, it would certainly difficult to get back the players to already have contract with other club. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)
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