Temwa Chawinga leads scorers chart in China
Scorchers striker Temwa Chawinga is set to win her second consecutive Golden Boot award in the Chinese Taiping Women’s Super League.
The Malawian has been in good form for the defending champions Wuhan Jiangda this season.
She was on the scoresheet as Wuhan thrashed Sichuan Women 3-0 Sunday.
Temwa has taken her goal-tally to eight in six matches in the league this season, three above Zambian Barbara Banda.
She is just two goals away to better her last season’s goal tally.
In an interview from China, Temwa said her target was to help the club defend the league title.
“It feels great to collect three points. I am happy that I scored a goal. There are still more games to go and I will keep pushing,” Temwa said.
Last season, she won the Golden Boot award in the Chinese Women’s League with 10 goals, one above her elder sister Tabitha Chawinga, who joined Inter Milan Women on loan from Wuhan.
National Women’s Football Association Chairperson Adelaide Migogo hailed Temwa and Tabitha for their exploits abroad.
“The two girls are role models. We need to export more female players,” Migogo said.
Temwa helped Wuhan defend the Chinese National Women’s Cup last month, when she retained the Golden Boot award with six goals. The victory means Wuhan maintained top spot in the Taiping Women’s Super League with 18 points from six matches
The Scorchers striker moved to China after spending two years in Sweden.
In China, she has won two titles with Wuhan. Temwa extended her contract with Wuhan for another two years in January this year.