Li Shenglong's fantastic diving header threw SIPG into the second round after collecting Civanildo Souza (Hulk)'s corner kick.
Evergrande did extend its lead on 65 minutes when naturalized Luo volleyed from the distance to settle matters.
His absence is likely to provide another opportunity for Cesar Dutra, who replaced Alves in the team's 2-0 defeat to Ceara in Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.
As expected, Barcelona star Lionel Messi heads the list, with Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez also included.
The hosts almost made it four moments later but Matthias Ginter hacked Felix Passlack's shot off the goal line.
The 32-year-old Sawe, who scaled 2.21 meters on his way to become the first Kenyan to win gold at the African Championships in 2016 in Durban, South Africa and also entering the history books as the first country's high jumper to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 said on Thursday he expects the top high jumper to grace the one-day meet on his home soil.
The club has splashed cash on 12 new players in the current transfer window including foreigners; Uganda international Tito Okello, Cameroonian midfielder Bertrand Ngafei and Malawian midfielder Andrew Malisero.
But there was no place for striker Edinson Cavani, who has yet to find a new club after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain in June. The 33-year-old has not played since March.
"The GFA wishes to express our deepest condolences to the families of the eight young footballers who passed away after the car they were traveling on submerged," the GFA said in a statement.
At approximately the same time, Thiago arrived in Liverpool to complete his move to the club after the Premier League champions agreed a 30 million euro fee with Bayern Munich earlier in the week.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament - in which teams play each other twice on a home-and-away basis - will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.