The 21-year-old suffered a severe injury in the Shanghai Diamond League two years ago where he registered a personal best of 8.43 meters to finish second but went hospital after injuring his left foot. He underwent surgeries on the foot and spent more than six months in rehabilitation.
There has also been increased government support to athletics. For instance the government, despite a COVID-19 lockdown, facilitated the travel of a team of athletes, headed by Cheptegei, to travel to Monaco for the Diamond League.
Qingdao pulled one back in the 85th minute with an overhead kick from French midfielder Romain Alessandrini.
Real Sociedad were disappointed to lose Odegaard to Real Madrid but have done well to sign veteran David Silva and their youth system can be relied on to provide a string of impressive local talent.
Liu Cheng/Li Yinhui earned the opening point for Xiamen in the mixed doubles, before Olympic champion Chen Long suffered a straight-set loss to young shuttler Ren Pengbo 11-7, 11-5, 11-4.
Like Kimuli, Nakiyingi argued that government needs to invest more in sports.
In the other match of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Jiangsu Weikeduo 5-0 to sit fifth. Enditem
The visitors pressed frenetically for a goal and were rewarded in the 23rd minute when Dodi Lukebakio nodded home a corner kick from close range to halve the deficit.
In other fixtures on Thursday, Palmeiras won 2-0 at Corinthians and Atletico Goianiense beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro. Enditem
After the restart, Leipzig retreated with the narrow lead while Nuremberg showed absolutely no danger in front of the target.
"In view of the logistics in coordinating the five zones of the AFC Cup and completing the Inter Zone matches, the AFC executive committee also agreed that the pandemic created complexities which constituted a force majeure event and, with sadness, led to the cancellation of the 2020 competition," it said.