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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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Papua Bangkit Stadium will ready in March 2019



Papua Bangkit Stadium. – Jubi/Alex

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

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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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