Malawi’s female footballer Tabitha Chawinga named 2022-2023 Italy Women’s Footballer of the Year

By Chisomo Phiri

Malawi’s popular female footballer Tabitha Chawinga has on Tuesday named 2022/23 Italy Women’s Footballer of the Year.

This follows her exploits with Italian Serie A Women’s League side Inter Milan where she won the Golden Boot Award with 23 goals during her loan stint.

She was the first African to achieve that feat.

The Scorchers captain was also named the best forward and is in the best 11.

Tabitha Chawinga receiving the award

She confirmed the exciting news on her Facebook Page.

“This is for you Tabitha fans! Last night AIC – Associazione Italiana Calciatori organised a Gran Galà del Calcio AIC for the 2022/23 Serie A feminille season and after a 1 year loan stint with Inter Milan, we have been awarded with the following: Best Player (women calciatrice) of the year, Best Forward (Top 11 of the season), Top Scorer,” wrote Chawinga on her page.

The 27-year-old forward currently plays for Paris Saint Germai in France where she is tied up with Louise Fleury of Paris FC as they both have netted six goals in the French Women’s League this season and they are all one goal behind leading goal scorer Eugenie Le Sommer of Olympique Lyon who has currently scored seven goals of the the season.

Last month, Tabitha together with her young sister Temwa Chawinga, made headlines after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) named them among the 30 nominees for the 2023 Player of the year Award.