She-Flames captain Tabitha Chawinga has been shortlisted for 2019 Caf Women’s Footballer of the Year Award for a third straight year.
The deadly striker, who plies her trade with Chinese Women’s Super League champions, Jiangsu Suning, has made the list which comprises 10 top women’s footballers in Africa.
She has been nominated alongside 2018 Women’s Footballer of the Year Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa, Refloe Jane (RSA and Ac Milan), Elizabeth Ado (Ghana and Suning) .
Nigerian trio of Asisat Oshoola (Barcelona), Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels) and Uchenna Kanu, (Cameroon duo of Arajat Nchout (Valerenga) and Gabrielle Ouguene (CSKA Moscow) and Ange N’Guessan of Ivory Coast and Tenerife have also nominated for the award.
In an interview from Korea where she is with her team for Club Championship, Tabitha said she was confident that one day she would rule Africa.
“God is making it possible for me. It will be tough as usual but one day I will make it,” she said.
In the just ended Chinese Women’s Super League season, Tabitha finished as the top scorer with 12 goals and also won the Golden Boot Award in two cups after scoring 15 and nine goals, respectively.
For three consecutive years, Tabitha has been nominated for the award but has failed to make the top three.