Malawi Takes the World by Storm: Scorcher's Cosafa Victory - A Tale for Women Pursuing Their Dreams
Temwa, Madyina and Sabinah Pictured carrying their awards after Cosafa Final.
Temwa started playing football when she witnessed her older sister, Tabitha, play the game. She saw how passionate and talented her sister was and was inspired to quickly fall in love with the game. She emphasizes the importance of hard work and consistency. She currently plays for Wuhan Chegu Jiang Women’s Football Club.
"It is not what you see during the game that wins the match, it is what happens behind the scenes at training grounds and the gym. Keep working hard to achieve what you want in life. I will personally give my all on and off the pitch to help my team reach higher steps."
Temwa Chawinga Pictured carrying the Cosafa Cup 2023
"The road to this latest success was not always easy. I faced a lot of challenges, and there were times I felt like quitting and trying something else. Unfortunately, our communities don't always support us that much, and it's a real challenge. But through prayer, hard work, and discipline, I managed to overcome those challenges."
Madyina Pictured defending the ball during the Cosafa Cup 2023
"We are walking towards the right direction. It's a journey, and we, as a nation, are on the right path. I will personally give my all on and off the pitch to help my team reach higher steps. Our success is evidence that if we focus more on women's sports, our country's flag will fly high."
"When I started playing football, I didn't even know that there were other girls who played. I played with boys until someone informed me about a women's team. Seeing fellow girls play made me passionate about women's football."
Sabinah Pictured dodging a tackle during the Cosafa Cup 2023
She, too, was inspired by Tabitha Chawinga and recognizes the importance of never giving up. Sabinah believes that with this recent success, more support, especially from the corporate world, will come to women's football in Malawi. Her message to young people is to keep believing in yourself and work hard to achieve your dreams. She is currently playing for Tp Mazembe
""The future looks bright, and with this success, more people, especially the corporate world, will come to support women's football in the country. Given enough support, our league can be among the best, and the Scorchers can easily take Malawi to the World Cup.""