China-based Malawi women’s football Stars Tabitha and TemwaChawinga, say they are stuck in the country due to travel restrictions amid Covid-19.
In an interview yesterday, the sisters said initially, they were supposed to return to China in January for pre-season training, but travel restrictions have made it impossible for them to travel.
Said Tabitha: “Our team resumed training in January and I have missed pre-season training for about six weeks, but there is nothing I can do about it.
“But following the relaxation of travel restrictions in China, there are possibilities that we might leave within the week.”
The Malawi women’s national football team captain also said she has not yet out sorted out contractual concerns she has with her team Jiangsu Suning.
“I am looking forward to having a meeting with the club’s management once I return to China,” said the reigning Chinese Women’s Footballer of the Year.
Suning officials could not be reached for comment yesterday.
Her younger sister Temwa, who inspired her club Wuhan to their maiden top-flight league last year in her debut season, also said her team regrouped in January.
“The good thing is that they understand my situation,” said the 22-year-old yesterday.
Temwa said to keep feet, they are training with their former club DD Sunshine.
“Hopefully, we will depart this week in countdown to season kick-off in April,” she said.