"We are really pleased with the process over the last month and are proud that our league's policies are in line with our own when it comes to diversity in hiring," said Thelwell. "We met and spent time with several great candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The quality of the candidate pool further solidified our confidence in Gerhard as a top choice to lead our team."
In other games in the Meizhou division, Zhejiang Energy Greentown beat Jiangxi Liansheng 2-0, and Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic defeated Liaoning Shenyang Urban 1-0.
"She had a remarkable performance coming off the bench but failed to convert some layups due to a physical slump. She still needs to go through some tests game after game. Hopefully, she can progress deep into the season," said Henan coach Li Jianxin.
Despite the Azzurri's request to postpone the game, the Serie A league enforced the rule that as long as a team has 13 players available including a goalkeeper, the game can go ahead.
Persepolis is to meet the winner of the East Zone for the AFC championship match.
In a fiercely contested second quarter, which was halted by fouls often, Dongguan managed to go up by 19 points clear at halftime through steady performance on the free throw line, and went uncontested from Wuhan back from the locker room.
Although only ranked No. 357 in the world, the 19-year-old Burel has proved herself in junior competitions as the Rennes-born rising star reached two Grand Slam Junior finals and won the silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in 2018, when she became the junior world No. 1.
"We contained their three-pointer shooting quite well," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen reflected.
With the result, Bayern Munich moves to the fourth position meanwhile Hertha Berlin suffered its second defeat to slip to the 13th position.
He called the latest defeats of Liverpool (7-2) and Manchester United (6-1), aside from Bayern Munich's loss against Hoffenheim (4-1), the forerunners.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance to serve for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when an opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.