Chawinga crowned Malawi Sportswoman of the year

Rebecca Magoma

Malawian international Tabitha Chawinga is Malawi’s Sportswoman of the year.

The footballing gem took her Facebook account to announce the good news.

“Malawi Sports Award 2018. Sports woman award of the year. Family, friends and fans we have another award. Your support is much appreciated”

Last year, Chawinga was named the Swedish Women’s Football Best Forward of the year beating World player of the year Lieke Martins and Stinna Blackstenius to the prize.

The sensational forward scored 26 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions for Kvarnsveden IK last season. Twenty five of the goals came in the league.

2016-17 was a brilliant season for the 21-year old following her nomination for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) women’s player of the year award but she failed to make the cut to the final shortlist.

Chawinga joined Swedish club Swedish club, Krokom/Dvärsätts IF in 2014 from Malawian side DD Sunshine. She scored 39 goals in 14 games for K/D-55, and caught the attention of Kvarnsveden IK who were in the second division at the time.

The forward is now in the Chinese Elite Women league after joining Jiangsu Sunning on a two-year-deal following the relegation of Kvarnsveden IK from the Swedish topflight last season.

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