Chawingas face prolonged break
Malawi National Women’s Football Team Captain Tabitha Chawinga and her sister Temwa face a prolonged break as the Chinese Women’s Super League remains suspended until October.
The league was halted in May this year to enable China’s national women’s football team to prepare for the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Reports in the Asian nation indicate that national team players are supposed to be in quarantine for a month after returning from Japan.
Tabitha confirmed the development, saying it is one of the requirements in the fight against Covid.
“We will be going into a long break. We expect the league to resume in two months’. For now, we are still training as a team to keep fit. There is no time to relax,” she said.
Tabitha, who joined Wuhan FC from Jiangsu Sunning to reunite with Temwa, has scored one league goal this season.
While at Sunning, the Scorchers captain took the league by storm when she scored 17 goals to win the Golden Boot award in her debut season in 2018.
She was also named Player of the Season for two consecutive seasons.
On her part, Temwa said she was confident of continuing from where she left off.
“I am still in good shape and I look forward to returning to the pitch,” she said.
Temwa is the leading top goal-scorer in the Chinese Women’s League with six goals after netting three braces in three consecutive matches.
The Malawian forward helped Wuhan to win the league for the first time in 19 years after scoring nine goals last season.
Wuhan top the league with nine points from three matches.