"It was the first game. We have to keep working and aspiring because we've only taken one small step," he added. Enditem
It also mandated face coverings to be worn at all times except when eating or drinking, and strongly discouraged singing, chanting and shouting at outdoor gatherings due to a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission.
However, the Malawi government has announced that all sporting activities will return in phases depending on the preparedness of the respective sporting association.
"I am so happy to have run a new European record, especially a record that has stood for so long by such a strong athlete as Paula," she said.
"They [Ecuador] came at us without fear and it was difficult for us to play, but we were calm. In the first half we managed to get the ball back and if we had played more quickly, it would have been different, but it turned out like this, and we have to continue. It was important to get off to a winning start because all matches are going to be tough," he added.
The competition in Group B lost suspense after just two games, as JDG could not surpass DWG in points due to an accidental loss.
In a video message released by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, Bach told Chef de Missions of all national Olympic committees, "I am sure the question today in your mind is: will the athletes make their Olympic dream come true in 10 months from now? In this regard, I can reassure you that we are working at full speed with our Japanese partners and friends to ensure safe Olympic Games that are fit for the post-corona world."
In the day's other game, five Jiangsu players scored in double figures, led by center Xu Chenyan's 21 points, as they defeated Xinjiang. Chen Xiaojia and Liang Jiamei also bagged 16 and 15 respectively for Jiangsu.
But it turned out to be enough for the visitors although the home team almost managed to force the game into overtime by cutting the 0-3 deficit to one in the final stretch.
But he proved again that once he walks onto the clay court, he is the man to beat.
Football is one of the biggest sports in Malawi. For the past few months, fans and other stakeholders have been calling for the government to resume all sporting activities. Meanwhile, there is a steady decline of COVID-19 cases in many areas in Malawi. Enditem