Chinese based Malawi’s women’s football icon Tabitha Chawinga’s scoring period for her Chinese Women’s Super League side Jiang Suning was temporarily off on Sunday when she did not score in her team’s 1-0 win over Beijing Phoenix.
Her misfortune, however, was that her team registered an eighth-straight win to take their tally to 24 points after their captain Marjun’s strike, made the difference.
Prior to this game, Tabitha had scored in all their seven matches.
“It’s part of the game. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you expect or your fans expect. What is important is that we got the result we wanted, which keeps us on track to win the title and as a player, I need to be realistic and accept that I cannot score in every game. It just doesn’t work that way,” she said.
Tabitha won four awards in her debut season in China last year, including Player of The Year and the golden boot. She scored 17 goals and is targeting 25 this season.