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Temwa Chawinga wins Chinese Cup, golden boot award

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SWEET MOMENT—Temwa kisses the golden Boot award

Scorchers’ striker Temwa Chawinga had a day to remember after she won the 2022 Chinese Women’s Cup and golden Boot award Sunday.

The Malawian striker put an icing on the cake, having scored a brace as Wuhan defeated Beijing 3-0 in a cup final.

Temwa won the golden boot award with six goals, beating her elder sister Tabitha.

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This is her first golden boot award in China since she joined the club from Sweden.

In an interview from China Sunday, the former DD Sunshine striker was excited with the achievement.

“It feels great to win both the Cup and the golden boot award. Our focus now will be on defending the league,” Temwa said.

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Temwa defied all odds to win the golden boot award although she was featured as a defender for the club in the league and some few cup games this season.

Her elder sister Tabitha heaped praise on the striker.

“She is a great player and I like her altitude. Temwa works hard for the team and I am really happy with her performance,” Tabitha said.

The two sisters are likely to miss this year’s Cosafa Cup in South Africa next month due to club commitments.

National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) Chairperson Suzgo Ngwira also hailed the Chawinga sisters for their exploits in China.

“The sky is the limit for hard workers. They continue to do us proud and we are very happy,” she said.

Wuhan are also on course to defending the league this season as they have 30 points from 10 matches.

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