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Tabitha Chawinga offered two-year contract extension


Chinese Women’s Football Super League champions Jiangsu Sunning have offered She-Flames captain Tabitha Chawinga a two-year contract extension after the expiry of her deal at the end of the season.

Discussion between Tabitha and Sunning started four months ago but the deadly striker is yet to put to paper.

In an interview Monday from China, Tabitha confirmed the discussions and hinted that she might stay.

“We have been discussing for a long time because the club wants to keep me. They have given me the offer of two years so I am still consulting. I have enjoyed playing for the club and chances are high that I will stay put if we agree on what I want as a player,” she said.

Despite finishing the 2019 season, Tabitha is still in China as her club is expected to take part in the Asian Clubs Champions League involving teams from Japan, Korea and China.

“We are busy with preparations for the upcoming games next month in Champions League and a cup final in China,” she said.

The forward helped the Chinese club to win the league this season after scoring 12 goals where she also finished as the top goal scorer for the second consecutive year.

She also guided her club to win the Fifa Chinese Football Cup and Chinese FA Women’s Cup after winning golden boots award in both cups.

She-Flames Assistant Coach, Andrew Chikhosi, was excited with Tabitha’s exploits in China.

“She is one of the best players in Africa and she has potential to conquer the world,” he said.

Tabitha, born in Rumphi District, has been on the radar of European giants Lyon and PSG of France.

The Malawi icon moved to China after spending three years in Sweden where she won two golden boot awards in three seasons.

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