The Chawinga sisters—Tabitha and Temwa—have led their respective clubs to the final of the Chinese Women’s Super League scheduled for Sunday.
Temwa scored the final goal to help Wuhan advance to the final after beating Beijing Phoenix 4-0 on Tuesday while Tabitha’s Jiangsu Suning edged Shanghai Shengli 1-0.
It was the sort of stuff that dreams are made of.
In an interview yesterday, Tabitha—the reigning Chinese Women’s Footballer of the Year—said as champions, it feels good to reach the final.
She said: “And to imagine that I will be up against Temwa puts an icing on the cake.
“They have beaten us twice in the campaign, but this will be a do-or-die battle for us in a quest to defend the title.
“It’s amazing that we are in the final after a shaky start to the campaign, I can’t wait for the final.”
According to goal.com, going into the clash, Wuhan were in search of at least a win to seal their passage and also bounce back from a recent 4-3 defeat to Shanghai Shengli, and build on the earlier 1-0 win over Jiangsu.
Temwa, who was not available for comment, scored her goal nine minutes from full-time to complete the rout for Wuhan, guaranteeing their final place.
Her latest goal was her eighth in 12 matches this season for Wuhan and takes her to the second position on the scorers’ chart—nine behind leading scorer Zambia’s Barbra Banda, who has 17 goals.
Tabitha, who retained the Golden Boot Award last year, is third with seven goals
Wuhan finished top on goal difference after tying on six points with Tabitha’s Suning. It is the third time this season that the Malawian sisters will be meeting after Temwa’s Wuhan earlier claimed 3-0 and 1-0 victories.