Tabitha wins French French Division 1 Arkema Player of the Season

Malawi Women’s football star Tabitha Chawinga has written another piece of history after being named French Division 1 Arkema Player of the Season following her impressive performance in her debut year with Paris Saint Germain in France.

Tabitha received her accolade at a ceremony held in Paris on Monday night.

From a humble beginning to world star, Tabitha is living her dream.

There is something special about Tabitha’s football career; it keeps on getting better every year.

This is her second consecutive Player of the Season award, having won it in Italy while playing for Inter Milan on loan from Chinese champions Wuhan Jiangda.

She is the first Malawian female athlete to achieve that feat.

The lethal striker won the award after beating teammate Grace Geroyo and Lindsey Horan of Olympic Lyonnais.

She was involved in 28 goals in the French League.

Tabitha is also set to win the golden boot award, having scored 18 goals in 19 matches, six above Arda Hederberg of Lyon.

She also provided 10 assists for PSG in 19 matches.

This comes just days after the talented striker was also named Player of the Month for March, having also won a similar award in February.

She was also named in the French first eleven of the season.

Tabitha was at loss of words Tuesday.

“God has made it possible. I did not expect it. I am really motivated,” she said.

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) President Fleetwood Haiya also hailed Tabitha.

“Her splendid performances have put Malawi football on the global panorama and demonstrates the potential we have to become a serious football nation,” he said.

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