Temwa Chawinga takes Wuhan to top

Tabitha Chawinga bags brace

MIXED FORTUNES—Tabitha Chawinga

Malawi women’s national football team striker Temwa Chawinga was on target as her side Wuhan beat Shanghai Shengli 3-0 to ascend to top spot in the Chinese Women’s Super League.

It was her fourth goal of the campaign as she continued her impressive start to life in the league having joined from Swedish side Kvarnsveden.

Her elder sister, Tabitha, scored a brace when she also inspired defending champions Jiang Sunning to a 2-0 victory over ChangChun in another match played on the same day. Tabitha is now two goals behind the leading goal scorer in the Chinese Women’s Super League.


According to,Temwa outshone Zambian striker Barbra Banda who has scored eight goals in the campaign just one goal behind leading goal scorer Sole Jaimes.

“Chawinga opened the scoring with her individual brilliance to break the deadlock for Wuhan in the top-of-the table clash with Shanghai. Hopes for a possible comeback were buried for Shanghai when Wang Shuang and Lu Yueyun also got on the score sheet to condemn Shanghai to their first defeat of the season,” reported

Wuhan are the only unbeaten side in the league this season.


Temwa said she was excited for helping her side to win the match.

“It was tough match but we worked hard for the victory. I have settled well in a new league and new team,” she said.

Following the win, Wuhan are top of the Chinese Women’s top-flight with 19 points from seven games whereas Shanghai dropped to second with points from seven games this season.

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