Jayapura, 2/24 (Jubi)- A victory by Persipura Jayapura against Churchill Brothers of India in the AFC Cup today ( 2/25) would provide a consolation after disappointment over a controversial 1-0 over Persiba and flooding that hit Jayapura.
Persipura is widely expected to overcome Churchill Brothers with striker Boas Salossa leading the charge.
After the victory over Persiba thanks to a controversial penalty awarded by the referee on Friday, Persipura were back on training on Saturday and Monday to prepare for the match against the Indian opponents.
Coach Jacksen F Tiago said he had enough information about the Churchill Brothers, including from the internet, fellow Brazilians in India and Titus Bonai, who scored a goal against the Indian side.
In the 2012-2013 AFC Cup, Semen Padang defeated Churchill Brothers, with Bonai scoring one goal. Semen Padang failed to qualify for the last four after a defeat by another Indian club, East Bengal.
Persipura was runners up of Group H together wit Chonbury of Thailand. Persipura went through to the last eight after beating Group F winners Vietnam’s Song Lam Nghe 3-0. In the quarter finals, Persipura were defeated by Iraq’s Arbyil FC 1-2 at Mandala stadium and 0-1 in Iraq.
Tiago said Churchil Brothers would not be easy to defeat.
“We won against East Bengal because our players were very good” he told tabloidjubi.com.
“When we lost, we kept looking forward and learned from the defeat, so, every player could redeem themselves and progress should start from ourselves,” said Tiago.
Still, the current condition is somewhat different. Preparations were inadequate and players are not in their best forms.
Coach Tiago said that playing at the Asian-level, non-technical factors have more weight than technical ones. The habits carried from playing in the Indonesian Super League affect the mental readiness of players to achieve higher levels.
Tabloidjubi.com noted that the key to Persipura success’s during the 2008-2009 and the 2010-2011 seasons were togetherness and the familial atmosphere on and off the pitch.
In addition, core and reserve players were of similar levels of skills, making it easier for the coach to strategize and improve the quality of their games. (Jubi / Dominggus a Mampioper/ Tina)
Papua Bangkit Stadium will ready in March 2019
Jayapura, Jubi – Sports Department of Papua Province is targeting the construction of Papua Bangkit Stadium which meets the FIFA standard located in Kampung Harapan, Jayapura Regency will finish in March 2019
Meanwhile, the Department Head of infrastructure management of Sports and Youth Provincial Office Bernard Sitorus claimed the construction has 97 per cent finished. It only needs small finishing works.
“We continue to push our works, so it would be ready when President Widodo come for its launching,” Sitorus told reporters in Jayapura on Thursday (24/1/2019).
This 45,000-capacity stadium that spent approximately IDR 1.3 trillion of Papua Provincial Budget would be one of the biggest stadiums built in the eastern Indonesia region.
Separately, Dolly Abu Zain, the Site Engineering Manager of PT PP Tbk, added to accelerate the construction, approximately 900 workers were involved in this project, and some facilities including LED and electronic scoreboard have already been installed.
Meanwhile, the instalment of paving blocks for road access to the stadium has 100 per cent completed, as well as the roof installation. Now the homework left is to finish the instalment of the synthetic track.
“Meanwhile, it only needs small finishing works for the inside of the stadium. All chairs (for the audience) already installed,” said Dolly. (*)
Reporter: Alexander Loen
Editor: Pipit Maizer
Freeport supports 8.5 billion for Persipura, possibly add 1.5 billion more
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)
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