Simiyu takes over from New Zealand national Paul Feeney who left the post in April citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
MONTREAL, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The United States could face sanctions if they cut off funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
"My body condition is not a hundred percent, but I'm training every day. I'm giving my best, so that I can help my team as fast as possible," said the former top scorer in Germany's third-tier league.
Since the ITTF rankings have been frozen since April 2020, the restart plan will offer players the opportunity to elevate their world rankings before the end of 2020.
Qingdao stormed to a 4-0 lead after they took victories in mixed doubles, men's singles, women's doubles and women's singles. However, men's doubles young pair Guo Ruohan and Shang Yichen defended some honor for Xiamen as they overcame a one game deficit to beat world champion Liu Yuchen and his partner Guo Junhao 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 in the final dual.
However, Alfaro, who took charge last month after the resignation of Jordi Cruyff, refuses to accept that Ecuador will be outsiders to secure a berth in the next edition of football's showpiece tournament.
"A second test will be carried out within 72 hours and then another every five days as long as they remain in the tournament," he added.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Shenzhen Jiazhaoye held Shanghai Shenhua to a 0-0 draw in the ninth round of Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday.
"Elite athletes like Xu Jiayu, Ye Shiwen and Wang Shun have already reached a high level. They set goals for themselves, and the attention from media and the public encourages them. Their desire to win and to fight at the Tokyo Olympics propels them forward."
Chang'an Athletic is in Group B with Meizhou Kejia, Guizhou Hengfeng, Zhejiang Greentown, Liaoning Shenyang and Jiangxi Liansheng. All the Group B matches will be played in Meizhou, Guangdong province.
"It's going to be one of the young guys, I think, if you count Dominic Thiem as a young guy, as well. He obviously has a chance to win. Now I think it is the time where it gets really interesting. We'll see where we go from here." Enditem