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Golden Boot race heats up in women’s league

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The battle for the Golden Boot award has reached an exciting stage in the Women’s National Football League, which is underway in all the three regions.

As the league enters into the second round this weekend, there are more players fighting for the coveted prize.

In the Northern Region, the battle for the Golden Boot award appears to be a three-horse race with Chippo Ngwenya of Moyale Sisters leading the scorers chart after netting 26 goals. Chikondi Gondwe of CY Sisters is on the list with 23 goals.

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Vitumbiko Mkandawire of CY Sisters is third with 13 goals. Malawi National Football Team attacking midfielder Zainab Kapanda of Blantyre Zero tops the chart with 21 goals in the Southern Region whereas her teammate Mary Chabvinda is second with 19 goals.

Harriet Kawanga of Blantyre Hotspurs and Vanesa Chikupira of Zero have scored 12 goals each. Lydia Mchochoma of Zero has 11 goals.

Kapanda was excited with her exploits.

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“The battle is not yet over and I will continue working hard,” said the Blantyre Zero forward.

In the Central Region, there is also a tight race as veteran Linda Kasenda leads the race with 18 goals followed by Sabina Thom of DD Sunshine with 15 goals.

Gladys Banda is third with 11 goals whereas Ascent Academy duo of Ireen Khumalo and Marriam Mnenula have each scored 10 goals.

Kasenda admitted that the race is tough.

“I am focusing much on team glory instead of individual awards,” said the former Scorchers striker.

The top goal-scorer in each region will pocket K50,000 at the end of the regional qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Sunshine top the log table in the Central Region with 21 points from seven matches, six points above second-placed Ascent.

Zero also lead the log table with 21 points from seven matches in the Southern Region whereas Ntopwa have 18 points from the same number of matches.

Up North, CY are top with 21 points from seven matches followed by Moyale on 18 points.

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