South Africa’s Banyana Banyana striker Sibulele Holweno has caught up with Scorchers’ captain Tabitha Chawinga on the top scorers’ chart after notching five goals as the hosts thrashed Comoros 7-0 at the Cosafa Women’s Championship.
The two are now the tournament’s joint leading scorers with six goals apiece ahead of the potentially explosive semi-final clash involving their respective sides tomorrow.
Chawinga, who notched her six goals in the Scorchers’ 9-0 thumping of Lesotho in Group B opener, yesterday said she is not much concerned with the battle for the top-scorers’ accolade as her focus is on helping the Malawi women’s football national team progress to the final and eventually win the title.
“I will not concentrate on scoring more goals to compete for the Golden Boot Award.
“Winning such an accolade will just be a bonus, my main focus is on helping my team to win the championship,” she said.
Scorchers’ assistant coach Andrew ‘Aluki’ Chikhosi says Tabitha stands a good chance if she can score against Banyana tomorrow.
“The good thing with Tabitha is that she is not selfish, she also creates chances for others.
“She is a team player, otherwise should could have hit eight or more by now,” he said.
Zambia’s captain Barbara Banda, who plays in the Chinese Women’s Super League alongside Chawinga, Cristina Makua (Angola) and Tenanile Ngcamphalala (Eswatini, is second with three goals.
Tabitha’s younger sister Temwa ties on two goals with Grace Chanda (Zambia), Phumzile Dlamini (Eswatini) and South Africans Nomvula Kgoale and Gabriela Salgado.