Tabitha Chawingas’ team out of drop zone


Malawi Women’s National Football Team Captain, Tabitha Chawinga, hammered a brace as her side Kvarnsveden IK defeated Pitea IF 3-1 to move out of the relegation of Elitettan Damer League in Sweden on Sunday.

The victory was important as Kvarnveden moved one point above the drop zone with 18 points from 18 games.

Featuring Tabitha’s sister Temwa, Kvarnveden reportedly displayed a spirited performance to defeat the fourth-placed Pitea, with four games to wind up the season.


Ghanaian Elizabeth Addo provided assists for Tabitha.

Armisa Kuc scored the other goal for Kvarnsveden. Temwa, playing as a winger, was reportedly outstanding during the game.

In an interview from Sweden, Tabitha said she was confident in her side’s survival in the league.


“We have four crucial games to save our season but we will do it. We are determined to stay in the top-flight league,” she said.

Tabitha is on course to win her third consecutive Golden Boot Award since moving to Sweden in 2015.

She has scored 24 goals followed by Ella Masar of Resengard and Linda Sallstrom of Vittsjo with 12 goals each.

The former DD Sunshine striker won her first award when she netted 38 goals for Krokom/ Dvassatts before reclaiming it last year for Kvarnsveden with 43 goals.

Tabitha also scored 10 goals in three games for Malawi at the Cosafa Women’s Championship which took place in Zimbabwe last month.

Kvarnsveden were crowned champions of Swedish second-tier league last season.

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