Hunan now ranks third in the standings behind Qingdao and Ruichang Biyuan. First-placed Qingdao breezed past Xiamen 4-1 on Thursday, while Ruichang overcame Anhui Souyu 3-2.
They were runners-up at the Western & Southern Open, which took place at the same site in Flushing Meadows two weeks ago.
The tournament, organized by the Kenya Open Golf Limited and the European Tour, was originally scheduled for March 12-15 in Nairobi but was postponed due to threats posed by COVID-19 and was later slated for Nov. 12-15. This again has been shelved for next year.
"I am confident, especially since my speed ability has improved so much. My current speed is much faster than when I achieved 8.43m. To jump with such speed, (return to his best form) would not be a problem," he said. Enditem
The 55-year-old manager claims additional playing staff is inevitable having to play a challenging season providing more week games than ever before in all competitions.
"Extremely happy. Tough year for everyone. Really glad the work that everyone put into this event to give us the opportunity to get back on the court," he added. Enditem
Menezes, who has been out of work since parting ways with Palmeiras last December, will be tied to the Salvador-based side until December next year.
"I am satisfied with the defense but our performance in the attacking line was not good enough as our previous matches," Guangzhou's coach Fabio Cannavaro said. Enditem
Even though it is only the first game of the campaign, both teams will be desperate to kick off with three points.
Steve Bruce did a decent job at Newcastle United in his first campaign, and he will be happy with the capture of Bournemouth duo Callum Wilson and Ryan Frasier, who should give more firepower to the perennial under-achievers.
Photo taken on Sept. 13, 2020 shows a press conference for the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shangyu District of Shaoxing City, east China's Zhejiang Province, on Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)