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Tabitha Chawinga bags brace

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Malawi national women’s football team skipper, Tabitha Chawinga, continued to set the Chinese Women’s Super League alight when she hammered a brace as her side Jiangsu Sunning thrashed Henan Huishang 5-0 on Saturday.

It was Tabitha’s first brace since moving to China from Sweden. The brace has taken her goal tally to three in the same number of games this season.

The former DD Sunshine goalpoacher said she was excited that her Chinese career has started on a high after she scored one goal in another match some two weeks ago.

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“Everything is going on well and I am enjoying my life. With continued hard work, I am sure I will be a contender for the top goal-scorer award this season,” Tabitha said.

Former she-Flames Coach, Stuart Mbolembole, said Tabitha was a rare talent.

“She is different from most of the players I have seen. Tabitha is a fighter and she never gets carried away. Her attitude is always good and she wants to do well all the time. I am not surprised that she is performing in China,” Mbolembole said.

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The 21-year-old striker won Sweden’s 2017 Best Forward of the Year accolade with 26 goals in 23 games for Kvarnsverdens IK, beating Fifa best Player of the Year Lieke Martens and Montpellier’s Stina Blackstenius.

She was also nominated for the 2017 Caf Women’s Footballer of the Year award but lost to Nigerian Asisat Oshoala, who plays

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