Malawi women’s national football team strikers Tabitha and Temwa Chawinga started their campaign for the Chinese Womens Super League on a high note after leading their teams to victory Sunday.
Tabitha was on target when champions Jiangsu Sunning started their title defence with a 3-2 victory over Hebei whereas her younger sister, Temwa, helped Wuhan beat Henan Jianye 2-1.
Tabitha was excited with her start to the season as she fights to defend the golden boot award.
“I am looking forward to scoring more goals this season. We stayed idle for many months due to the pandemic [Covid-19]. I am glad to have scored despite playing for 45 minutes only,” she said.
In a separate interview, Temwa, who also had a grand game in her teams’ 2-1 win, said the future looks promising.
“It was not an easy match having been on break for about four months. It was a tough game but we won,” she said.
Malawi women’ national football team Assistant Coach Andrew Aluki Chikhosi hailed the Chawinga sisters for putting up a gallant fight.
“These girls make us [Malawians] proud. They have been at the top of their game for some years now. We wish them good luck. They are our national team pillars,” he said.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.