"I am shocked and saddened to learn of the death of eight young sons of our great football family who died following a car accident on Saturday. I hasten to extend to you, on behalf of all members of the CAF Executive Committee, the sincerest condolences and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured," he said.
Atletico got a huge boost with Suarez's arrival this week, but the Uruguayan won't be fit to start on Sunday, while Alvaro Morata has now left to join Juventus.
With only two rounds left after Monday's matches, Shenhua now have a one-point advantage over Shenzhen and Guangzhou R&F, who both gained 14 points on the table, temporarily holding the Dalian division's last ticket to enter the 2020 CSL's title race zone.
Markao (C) of Hebei China Fortune shoots and scores during the 13th round match between Wuhan Zall and Hebei China Fortune at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Yuqing)
About 10 minutes later, Chongqing enlarged the lead as Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva cut in from the left, assisting his fellow peer Alan Kardec to make it 2-0 in the first half.
The 16 teams were divided into two groups this season and the top four in each group will advance into the Final Group A for the championship race.
Guangzhou regrouped after the interval and levelled in the 71st minute when Wu Chao slotted the ball into the net after collecting a pass from his teammate in the box.
Real Madrid kept pressing, but Real Sociedad always gave the sensation of danger on the break with winger Ander Barrenetxea a precocious talent on the left.
"The Club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative," it added.
The WTT expected to mark the dawn of an exciting new era for the sport in 2021. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the groundbreaking table tennis organization is arranging its inaugural event calendar in the best possible way to overcome the challenges.
The WTT Champions Series will also see players battling for prize money and ranking points in their attempt to reach the WTT Cup Finals.