MATCH OF 4 TIMES LEAGUE CHAMPION PERSIPURA AND DELTRAS SIDOARJO AWAITED BY PAPUANS

MATCH OF 4 TIMES LEAGUE CHAMPION PERSIPURA AND DELTRAS SIDOARJO AWAITED BY PAPUANS

PAPUANS EXPECTED MATCH BETWEEN 4-TIMES LEAGUE CHAMPION PERSIPURA AND DELTRAS SIDOARJO

Tickets for the 2022-2023 Eastern Region League 2 match between Persipura Jayapura and Deltras Sidoarjo at the Lukas Enembe Stadium, Jayapura, on Sunday (18/9/2022) can be purchased.

Quoting https://papua.inews.id/, sales were made at several KCP Bank Papua counters spread across the City and District of Jayapura.

The chairman of the Executive Committee of the Persipura vs Deltras Sidoarjo game, Kamasan Jack Komboy, said that the change in sales locations was carried out so that the ticket buying process can be more organized and orderly.

“The sales locations are in all KCP and Bank Papua branch offices because this is a collaboration through Bank Papua and they are also sponsors. So, we sell in responsible places, no longer on the streets so that everything can be arranged well,” Jack said, Wednesday (14/9/2022). He said that tickets can be purchased as of Thursday (15/9/2022) starting at 08.00-16.00 WIT.

“We appeal to the Persipura Mania to buy tickets at the provided counters,” he said. In detail, he explained that ticket sales were carried out at Bank Papua KC Abepura, Jalan Raya Abepura Kotaraja.

Then at Bank Papua KCP Abepura, Jalan Raya Sentani Abepura; Bank Papua KCP Cigombong, Jalan Perkutut No.13 Kotaraja; Bank Papua KCP Tanah Hitam, Jalan Raya Abepura; Bank Papua KCP Youtefa, Jalan Baru Pasar Youtefa. For the Waena area, tickets are sold at Bank Papua KCP Waena, Jalan Raya Sentani-Waena.

For the Jayapura area, tickets are sold at Bank Papua KCU Jayapura, Jalan Ahmad Yani No.5-7 Jayapura; Bank Papua KCP Dok IX, Jalan Sulawesi, North Jayapura; and Bank Papua KCP Entrop, Jalan Kelapa Dua Entrop.

For the Sentani area, tickets are sold at Bank Papua KC Sentani, Jalan Raya Kemiri Sentani; and Bank Papua KC Hawai, Jalan Raya Hawai Sentani. Jack Komboy revealed that the ticket prices for the Persipura match had changed.
The highest price for the VVIP category was previously pegged at Rp. 1 million, but it was changed to a one-way ticket of Rp. 5 million.

VIP Category I, which used to be priced at Rp. 500,000, was lowered to Rp. 300,000. The VIP II ticket category dropped to IDR 200,000, and the VIP III and IV categories to IDR 100,000. Meanwhile, the economy category I (zone 1,2,7) is sold for Rp. 75,000, and the economy category II (zone 2,3,8) is priced at Rp. 30,000.

Persipura Achievement

As quoted from https://www.bola.net/, the pride of the Papuan people has won the Indonesian League championship trophy four times, namely in the 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013 seasons. Persipura also won runners-up in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Persipura complemented its achievements by winning trophies at a number of prestigious tournaments in the country, including the Community Shield Indonesia 2009, Indonesia Inter Island Cup 2011 and the Torabika Soccer Championship 2016. In the international level, Persipura reached the semifinals of the 2014 AFC Cup. Persipura’s achievement is a form of people’s love for football.

Pastor Mesackh Koibur, the first General Chairperson of Persipura who is also the Secretary of the Synod of the Gospel Christian Church (GKI) in Papua, was one of the initiators of Persipura Jayapura. On the Persipura YouTube channel, Mesackh said that after May 1, 1963 to 1965, the political situation in Papua or West Irian was very tense, including Kota Baru or now Kota Jayapura.

Mesackh also contacted Barnabas Youwe, his colleague who was studying in the Netherlands. “I asked him to come home immediately and help me unite the Papuan people through football,” he said. According to Mesackh, at that time, there were junior and senior high school students that had potentials.

They also practice on a simple field with a small number of balls. Over time, the spirit of the Papuan youth has risen back. On May 25, 1965, internal clubs held a meeting at Mes GKI. “In that meeting, it was agreed to form the Soekarnopura Football Association and its surroundings or Persipura for short.

I was the General Chairperson and Barnabas Youwe the Secretary and coach.” Mesackh’s statement could be the answer to the polemic related to Persipura’s anniversary. In the Wikipedia site, the team nicknamed the Black Pearl was established on May 1, 1963 in Kota Baru.

Apart from the polemic about the year of birth, football remains the identity and unification of the Papuan people. This was confirmed by Jacksen Tiago, the coach who brought Persipura to victory in the 2009, 2011 and 2013 seasons.

“Persipura does not only rely on talent but also on togetherness and strong kinship of all elements of the team and the Papuan people,” Jacksen said. According to Jacksen, for the people of Papua, football is also entertainment and pride. “This factor made it easier for me to quickly adapt to Persipura. Moreover, our skin color, culture and vision are almost the same,” said Jacksen.

The same thing was said by Marwal Iskandar, a midfielder from South Sulawesi who brought Persipura to victory in the Indonesian League in 2005.  “I feel comfortable while playing at Persipura. Moreover, the character of Papua is no different from Makassar. The supporters also really appreciate the players of their favorite clubs,” Marwal said in one occasion.

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