Malawian Temwa Chawinga Named World’s Top Female Goalscorer

Malawian footballer Temwa Chawinga has been named the 2023’s top female goalscorer, beating notable names like Australia’s Sam Kerr and Germany’s Alexandra Popp.

Chawinga won the award yesterday (Monday) from the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

The IFFHS has been producing rankings since 1984.

As gathered by the BBC, IFFHS confirmed that, Chawinga scored 63 goals last year, for both her national team and Chinese club, Wuhan Jiangda.

Zambian players Barbra Banda and Racheal Kundananji also made the top 10 of players who scored more on the year under review.

Temwa Chawinga’s older sister, Tabitha, bagged spot number 25 on the list. The elder Chawinga played for Inter Milan and Paris St Germain this year, along with the Malawian national team.

The player (Chawinga’s) scored 51 goals for Wuhan Jiangda in all competitions this season in China. She also won the golden boot award in the Chinese Super League with 30 goals, scored 15 goals in the Chinese National Cup and also achieved the same feat in the Chinese FA Cup with six goals. 

She also added 12 goals for her national team Malawi, where she won also the COSAFA Golden Boot.

Unfortunately, reigning CAF BEST player of the year and Nigeria International, Asisat Oshoala was placed 15th.

Asisat who plays for FC Barcelona (Spain) had bagged a total of 28 goal in 2023.

With Temwa Chawinga ( Malawi), Racheal Kundananji (Zambia) and Barbra Banda (Zambia), CAF has three players in the Top 10, so much than CONCACAF and UEFA.

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