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Super Queens, Chawinga sisters win Chinese title

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Andrew Chikhosi

Malawi Women’s National Football Team Captain Tabitha Chawinga and her sister Temwa Tuesday helped Wuhan Jiangda defend the Chinese Women’s Super League.

Wuhan defended the league title after beating Tabitha’s former side Jiang Sunning 2-1 at Tazihu Football Training Centre.

Although the two Malawian players did not register their names on the score-sheet Tuesday, they were influential throughout the campaign after scoring 15 goals between them.

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For Tabitha, it was her first league title with Wuhan since she joined the club last year.

However, she won the league twice while playing for Jiang Sunning.

The Scorchers captain was excited with her team’s achievement.

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“This is one of the best moments in my career. I am also happy for my sister Temwa, who has won the league for a second time,” she said.

Similarly, Temwa was also on cloud nine with her exploits in China, having won her second consecutive league title with the club.

“It was a difficult season but we did it. God was on our side,” she said.

Meanwhile, Tabitha has won the Golden Boot award with nine goals.

The Scorchers captain reclaimed the award after she lost it to Zambian striker Barbra Banda last season.

Before last season, the former DD Sunshine striker had dominated the award in two consecutive seasons.

DD Sunshine Coach Andrew Chikhosi hailed the two players.

Tabitha moved to Wuhan last year after spending three years with Sunning.

At Sunning, Tabitha won Chinese Women’s Footballer of the Year awards in 2018 and 2019. She also helped the club win the treble for the first time in the history of the team.

But Temwa joined Wuhan from Sweden and made an instant impact at the club, scoring nine goals as they won their first ever league title last year.

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