Malawi women’s football exports Temwa Chawinga and her elder sister Tabitha of Jiangsu Suning and Wuhan, respectively face-off today in the Chinese Women’s Super League ultimate battle for glory.
The final comes after Temwa’s side beat Tabitha’s team twice in the preliminary stages of the competition 3-0 and 1-0.
“This is going to be the toughest match in the league considering that we are playing against the defending champions that have my idol and elder sister as their lethal striker. However, I am confident of another victory as we are determined to win the title,” said Temwa.
On her part, Tabitha said it is her wish to help her team defend the title but “I cannot say what will happen as only God knows the outcome”.
To progress to the final, Wuhan defeated Beijing Phoenix 4-0 with Temwa scoring her eighth goal in 11 games while Tabitha’s Suning edged Shanghai Shengli 1-0.
The two sisters are technically out of the battle for the golden boot as Temwa and Tabitha nine and 10, respectively goals are behind leading scorer Zambia Barbra Banda.
Temwa is in her first season in the Chinese women football top-flight league as she joined Wuhan from Swedish second-tier league side Kvarnsvedens IK early this year.
As for Tabitha, she is having her third season in China, where she helped Suning win the championship last season. She also grabbed the golden boot accolade in both the league and the Chinese Women’s FA Cup aside from being named the league’s player of the year.