Women’s football star Tabitha Chawinga has acknowledged that her sister Temwa has stolen the show from her in the Chinese women’s top-flight league.
Tabitha joined her sister at Wuhan from Jiangsu at the start of the season, but it is Temwa who is hogging the limelight with her goal-scoring prowess.
Currently, Temwa tops the scorers chart with six goals, four more than her elder sister.
She has scored braces in three consecutive games which have inspired Wuhan to the summit of the league with a 100 percent record.
Said Tabitha: “She [Temwa] is the player of the moment. I cannot turn a blind eye to that fact and I am proud of her.
“Before Temwa came to China, it was my show… I was top scorer and Player of the Season for two consecutive seasons, but I guess this is her time in the sun.
“I cannot be jealousy of her. She is my sister and I have to support her. In fact, I want her to win the top scorer award this season.”
The Malawi women’s national team captain brushed off suggestions that she is losing her steam.
“Not at all. I am still the same Tabitha, only that my role at the moment is a bit different to the one I had at my previous club.
“I am now being used more as an attacker whereby I play behind the strikers to create chances for them,” she said.
On her part, Temwa said Tabitha is still a far much better player than herself.
“I wouldn’t really agree to the perception that I am better than her. Tabitha is still ruthless and the fact that I have scored more goals than her should not be used as benchmark to measure who is better.
“To me she is still one of the best players in the world,” she said.
The Chinese women’s top-flight league is currently on recess because a number of players are with their national teams ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.