China-based Malawi women’s football star Temwa Chawinga’s club Wuhan have finished the first round Chinese Women’s Super League without a loss.
This follows their 5-0 demolition of Guangdong Meizhou Huijun on Friday in which she scored once to take her tally to six, just a goal shy of her sister Tabitha.
According to goal.com, after last Tuesday’s 3-1 comeback win over Shandong Sports Lottery, Wuhan went into the final first round encounter at the top of the log, but aimed to wrap up on a high against Guangdong.
The Malawi national women’s football team striker claimed the second goal through a header
Temwa, who featured for the duration of the match, has now found the net six times in nine appearances this season for Wuhan.
The result saw Wuhan finish the first stanza at the top of the Chinese top-flight standings with 25 points from nine matches and guaranteed their spot in the final top-four championship.
In an interview yesterday, Temwa said: “It’s amazing to finish the first round without a loss and we only dropped two points.
“But then the real battle starts now when we’ll have to compete against the cream.”
Elsewhere, Temwa’s sister Tabitha’s club Jiangsu Suning progressed to the four-team final despite suffering a third defeat of the season on the same day.
They lost 2-1 to Beijing Phoenix and Tabitha did not get on the scoresheet.
With seven goals, the regining Chinese Women Footballer of the Year trails joint leading scorers —Zambian Barbra Banda and Argentine Florencia Soledad Jaimes—by five goals.