Malawian football queen, Tabitha Chawinga, who is currently plying her trade in China, has been ranked 71st in the United Kingdom’s Newspaper, the Guardian ranking, beating reigning African Women Footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala (86).
It has been a very positive last quarter of the year for the Malawian who has just finished the Chinese Women League as a golden boot winner with 17 goals in her debut season with Jiangsu Sunning.
The release of this year’s 100 best player rankings has begun today with 30 players, and the bottom-up list will continue tomorrow until Friday when the top 10 list shall be released.
Meanwhile, the Malawi National Women’s Football team captain, also managed to beat the 2017 women footballer of the year award for this year’s golden boot prize with a 7 goal margin after leaving Swedish side, Damallsvenska, in 2017 where she also won three golden boot awards.
Chawinga’s year with the Chinese club has seen her win two silverwares; the Chinese Women’s FA Cup title on Saturday, 3 November, 2018 and the Women’s Championship title in the just ending season.
The only thing she is lagging behind the Nigerian Oshoala this year is the league title won by the Nigerian’s Dalian Quanjian FC, in which Tabitha’s team only trailed by 4 points.
On Friday last week, the 22-year-old, was nominated for the Women’s Footballer of the year award for the second time in a row, after her brilliant performance in China, and she is also tipped to pip the reigning champion for the gong.
On 22 November last month, it was also reported that she is on French side Oympic Lyon transfer wish list, a deal which is yet to materialise if she accepts to move.
Brazilian footballer, Marta, is one of the prospects to top the 100 best women footballers.