Blantyre Zero striker Temwa Chawinga has taken her scoring tally in the Southern Region Women Football Association (SRWFA) League to seemingly unreachable level after creating a 20-goal gap at the summit of scorers’ table.
With 32 goals from nine games, including seven strikes she notched last weekend when Zero thumped Heavens 13-1 at Chiwembe, the free-scoring striker has averaged 3.5 goals per match.
Mwawi Zimba, who earned a brace to help Ntopwa Super Queens beat Bangwe Super Queens 4-1 on Sunday, is second on the ladder with 12 goals while Bangwe’s Vanessa Chikupira is third with 10 goals.
So far, all eight teams in the league have played nine games and they are remaining with seven games to wind up the league.
“It has now become my hobby not only to score in every match, but as many goals as possible,” Chawinga said. “My target is to register a total of 50 goals by the end of the season and I am confident of achieving this feat.”
The 15-year-old said she is determined to follow the footsteps of her elder sister Tabitha, who plays for Swedish top-flight league side Kvarnsvedens IK.
According to SRWFC fixtures secretary Wilson Ndelemani, at the rate she is scoring the goals, Temwa can even surpass her target.
“Temwa has a good pace, exciting dribbling skills and excellent eye for goals. With these attributes, she is capable of scoring as many goals as she likes. We are proud to have a player of this caliber in our fold,” he said.
Blantyre Zero lead the eight-team log table with 27 points from nine-straight wins while Ntopwa are second with 24 points.
Dreams United, who earned 2-0 bonus victory over absent Prison Stars last weekend, are third with 15 points.
Chikwawa Sisters have the same points, but are fourth on the table on goal difference.
Bangwe are fifth with 13 points while Heavens, Sitima and Prison have eight points, four points and no point, respectively.