Chawinga Sisters Join Scorchers Camp
China-based Chawinga Sisters Tabitha and Temwa on Thursday joined the Scorchers camp at Mpira Village in Blantyre ahead of the Cosafa Women's Championship scheduled for South Africa from next week.
Speaking after her first training session on Thursday afternoon, Tabitha, who is also the team's captain said she is happy to be part of this year's tournament after missing the last two editions.
"It's been long since I participated in Cosafa so I am really excited to be part of this year's squad.
"We have a plan and a target we want to go as far as we can up to the finals and hopefully win it (COSAFA) this time around.
She has also advised the local players in the team to work very hard so as to gain international exposure.
"Scouts from across the globe will be there looking for players during the tournament so this might be a chance for these talented players to get exposed and clinch foreign deals," she said.
The two reported in Blantyre on Tuesday but went into self-isolation as they were waiting for their Covid-19 tests which came out negative.
Coach McNelbert Kazuwa says he is delighted that the strikers, who are the only foreign-based players in his squad, have finally joined the camp.
"Everyone is happy that they are finally here because their presence always lifts the spirits in camp," he said.
The 2020 Cosafa Women's Championship will be played in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa from 3-14 November.
The Scorchers are in group B alongside Zambia and Lesotho . They play Lesotho on 7th November before facing Zambia two days later.