Temwa Chawinga eyes Golden Boot

Malawian striker Temwa Chawinga says she cannot wait for the kickoff of Chinese Women’s League next month to launch her campaign for the Golden Boot Award this season.

Speaking from her base in Wuhan, Temwa said there was a strong hint that the season might start next month in the Asian country.

”We are still training hoping that the season will kick off as scheduled. So far, so good. I have scored once in practice matches and it all looks promising. Once the season starts, my target is to win the Golden Boot Award. Of course, it will not be easy because I am in a new team and in a new environment but I will try all my best,” the 21-year-old said.

The kick-off delayed due to Covid-19 which was first discovered in Wuhan around the same time that Temwa completed her transfer from Swedish club Kvarnsveden IK.

She says life is returning to normalcy in Wuhan, which was the epi-centre of the pandemic.

”We can’t be afraid of the pandemic and do nothing about it. We are taking all preventive and precautionary measures and also praying that we should be safe,” Temwa added.

The last born in a family of five has reunited with her elder sister Tabitha who plays for defending champions Jiangsu Suning in China.

Temwa was the second leading scorer in the Swedish league last season with 35 goals from 28 games.

She is among the leading strikers for Malawi and has bagged 10 goals in nine games for her country.

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