Atalanta claimed a one-sided win against Lazio, as Papu Gomez took the stage with a brace, helping the Dea enjoy a 4-1 victory.
The players, all aged between 12 and 15, were returning to the town of Offinso having undergone a local district football registration exercise when their driver lost control of the minibus and crashed into a river.
Roberto Lopez sealed the win in the 94th minute with a powerful shot into the corner after another assist from the impressive Merino.
There was drama in the last minute of injury time when Robin le Normand had the ball in the Valencia net only for the VAR to rule it out for handball.
The World Cups will feature 21 female and 21 male athletes, including the world champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America), players selected by world ranking from the other continents (Asia and Oceania), and others according to the provisional World Cup qualifying system. A maximum of two players per association are allowed for each World Cup event.
Kenyatta, who was opening the refurbished Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, said the redevelopment of that stadium is not an isolated case.
Wang Yuanyuan (L) of Tianjin spikes the ball during the Group A match between Tianjin and Beijing at the 2020 Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
The game had already seen more than its fair share of drama after Solly March had headed Brighton level in the 95th minute, when it had looked as if a Lewis Dunk own goal and a cool finish from Marcus Rashford would give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men three points after Neal Maupay had put the home side in front from the penalty spot.
The Organizing Committee will be co-chaired by Gou Zhongwen, minister of China's State General Administration of Sport and Chen Jining, mayor of Beijing. Deputy minister of China's State General Administration of Sport Du Zhaocai, who is also a FIFA council member, has been named as the executive chairman.
Salihamidzic seems to be facing a Herculean challenge to not only find a back-up for spearhead Lewandowski, an additional midfielder and a suitable full-back.
"Our being entrusted to host this global event is evidence of the confidence that the world has in our country and our levels of COVID-19 containment, as it will be the first global sporting event to be held on the African continent since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic," he added.