China-based Malawi women’s fooball icon Tabitha Chawinga will this week feature in the inaugural Women’s Club Championship pilot tournament organised by Fifa and Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
The tournament, which will run from tomorrow to Saturday, has attracted four women national club champions from four countries— Australia, China, Japan and hosts South Korea.
China will be represented by Tabitha’s team Jiangsu Suning, Melbourne Victory will represent Australia while Japan and the hosts will have Nippon TV Belleza and Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels, respectively.
In an interview on Saturday, Chawinga said she is delighted to be part of the inaugural tournament.
“Hopefully, we can also win the tournament as that would be a landmark.
“It will also provide me an opportunity to showcase my skills to a wider audience,” she said.
According to communication from the AFC The Nation has seen, Jiangsu Suning will play Nippon TV Belleza in their opening game tomorrow before facing Melbourne Victory on Thursday. Their last match will be against the hosts on Saturday.
This season, Chawinga helped her team sweep all silverware, including the national league championship.
She spiced it up by winning the Golden Boot Award in all the three major tournaments.
Chawinga was also named Women’s Footballer of the Year in China last year.