Chawinga training with DD Sunshine


Sweden-based striker Tabitha Chawinga is training with her childhood Lilongwe club, DD Sunshine, to keep in shape during the off-season break.

Chawinga returned home early this month after winning the Golden Boot Award for Sweden women’s football second division team, Kvarnsveden with 43 goals.

“If there was an established league I could have signed for a local team on loan to keep match fit. But I appreciate the fact that women’s football is not as developed here,” she said on Thursday.


The season in Sweden resumes next February.

Chawinga revealed that she turned down offers from teams in England and the United States as she already signed a contract extension with the Swedish club.

“I will wait for 2017 and see the options otherwise it is not possible to move now. I understand a very big team in England asked my club for my services. Ultimately, my career dream is playing for Arsenal,” the 20-year-old said.


Off the field, the Malawi women’s team striker realizes that football is a short term career hence she is still pursuing secondary school education.

“I have just completed Form Three and I will be going to Form Four. Thereafter, I will go for a course. My school has delayed a bit due as I was required to study Swedish language,” she added.

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