"Our players are highly motivated to beat their opponents on Sunday. We are Esteghlal and can benefit from our previous experience in the competition," he added.
"I have stepped up my preparations and owing to the COVID-19 global shutdown, the Nairobi meeting will be my first competition this year and my wish is to see top elite athletes coming for the event in Nairobi and experience competing in Kenya," Sawe, who spends most his training in Paris under the guidance of Frenchman Moussa Fall, told Xinhua.
PARIS, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The former head of world athletics governing body, Lamine Diack, was found guilty on Wednesday by a court in Paris, France for corruption in Russian doping cases.
To keep fit, the club is holding separate training sessions of not more than five players each at different locations while beefing up its squad in readiness for continental football and defending their crown.
Palace took the lead in the seventh minute through Andros Townsend when Zaha stepped up to retake a harsh penalty given for handball. Although David de Gea saved Jordan Ayew's initial effort, he was adjudged to have moved too early, and Zaha netted the retaken kick.
The second half saw Sharjah take the first lead after Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia received a red card for an elbow on Sharjah playmaker Igor Coronado, who beat the goalkeeper with a curled effort, but the ball bounced off the upright and fell to midfielder Majed Surour whose diving header help Sharjah establish the lead for the first time in the tie.
In another match of group C, Persepolis FC edged Al Taawoun 1-0 as the Iraqi midfielder Bashar Resan scored the match's only goal from the penalty spot to take Iranian side to the top of the group with seven points.
Bayern might face 55 games in 254 days if the Bavarians reach the finals in all competitions.
"We and our clubs have an extremely passionate fanbase in China and are looking forward to working with the team at Tencent to engage with fans in new ways over the coming season," he added.
Dortmund's season opener this Saturday evening against Borussia Moenchengladbach might well deliver first impressions of how the top German league's 2020/21 story might end.
"500-day countdown is a landmark. I hope today's cultural activities can promote the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games to people all over China," said He Jianghai, deputy secretary of the 2022 Beijing Organizing Committee of Winter Olympic Games. Enditem