Temwa Chawinga’s club Wuhan yesterday completed a double over her elder sister Tabitha’s side Jiangsu Suning with a 1-0 win in the Chinese Women’s Super League Championship opener.
Wuhan’s latest victory comes a few weeks after the sisters faced off in the foreign land for the first time in the preliminary stage of the championship when Temwa’s side triumphed 3-0 .
According to a match report on goal.com, Temwa was involved in setting up the lone goal of the match which saw her team top the four-team championship phase after the opening matches while Tabitha’s club anchors the table.
“I am happy to have helped my team win the match as we fight to take the title,” said Temwa, who played for 80 minutes.
The result means Wuhan need at least a win in their remaining two top-four championship matches to make it into the final as two top teams will face off in the final on October 11. The remaining two sides will fight for third place on the same day.
Tabitha’s Suning need to win both their last two games against Shanghai Shengli and Beijing BJ Phoenix, who settled for a two-all draw on Monday.
Tabitha, who played a full game, said it was painful to lose to Temwa’s Wuhan for the second time this season, but what is more important is to focus on their remaining games that can help them secure a final berth.
“In football, you either win or lose, but it is painful to lose to the same team twice. Nevertheless, we have to concentrate on our remaining games as we still have a chance to make the final grade,” she said.
Apart from the title battle, Tabitha and Temwa are also in the race for the golden boot as they have seven and six goals, respectively. Zambian Barbra Banda (Shanghai RCB) is the current leading scorer with 14 goals. Ma Xiaoxu (Beijing BG Development) is second with eight goals.