Chinese based, Malawi women football star Tabitha Chawinga lead the scores with six goals and has set to defend the Golden boot Award in the Chinese Women’s Super League.
However there are three others breathing down her neck with a goal apiece.
Chawinga who also happens to be the Captain of the Malawi national women’s football team took her tally to six when she scored the lone goal against Dalian on Friday which was her consecutive goal.
“I thank God Almighty for His blessings, without him I am nothing. My team-mates have also played a big role in all this and I owe it to them and the coaches as well,” she said in an interview yesterday.
The She-Flames Captain, however, acknowledged that it won’t be easy to retain the golden boot.
“There is stiff competition, but I will keep on working hard to achieve my target of scoring 25 goals, “she said.
Last season the 23-year-old clinched the award with 17 goals.
Her team tops the eight-team Chinese women’s top-flight league with 18 points, having won all their six games.
National women’s football team coach Abel Mkandawire said he has no doubt that the prolific forward will retain the honours.
“She is one of the most deadly female forwards in the world,” he said