Tianjin coach Liu Hao admitted as a young team, his side have a gap to Shanghai in terms of skill.
Kenyatta, who was opening the refurbished Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, said the redevelopment of that stadium is not an isolated case.
The second half saw more frequent attacks and stronger defense from Shenzhen, who however had more shoots but less hit rate. With the advantage that Suning's defender Zhang Boyu was send off for a foul in the 62nd minute, Shenzhen still failed to equalize. Enditem
Persepolis will meet Pakhtakor in the quarter-finals at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on Wednesday.
Teda was one of five teams with a new manager during the first stage and ultimately fell well short of expectations. An embarrassing record of 3 draws and 11 defeats in the first stage meant the coastal side were the only winless team.
The recent failure is nursing doubts about the club's strategy to gain sufficient success by signing talents using Dortmund as an intermediate station on their way to one of the continent's leading sides.
The 38-year-old central defender donned the Schalke jersey on 80 occasions between 2016 to 2019. The friendly Brazilian became a fan hero and enjoyed the highest respect among the supporters.
In advance of Wednesday's encounter, the 2012 German champion seems to carry a more massive load on its shoulders.
"It was a really hard-fought victory," Zhang told Xinhua after the match.
Shanghai continued their tight control in front of the net in the second set. Although Fujian made several substitutions, they still failed to shake Shanghai's advantage.
Fujian had managed a 4-1 start in the third set but Jiangsu quickly overtook the lead and extended it to 15-10.