France-based Malawian women’s footballer Tabitha Chawinga says she is thrilled to bag her first hat-trick for PSG Women in the French Feminine First Division on Sunday night.
The Scorchers skipper turned on a vintage show as the Parisians beat Dijon 5-2.
The 27-year’s old has now taken her tally to five goals in the league and six in all competitions.
Tabitha is now the third joint leading scorer as she trails Lyon’s Eugene Le Sommer by two goals.
Paris FC’s Louise Fleury is leading with seven goals.
Said Tabitha in an interview yesterday: “Being my first hat-trick here in France, I was full of joy. It’s not easy to score three goals in such a tough league.
“I thank God for His blessings and I will keep on working hard.
“PSG signed me [on loan] because of my knack to score goals and I’m happy that so far, things are going well.”
PSG are fourth in the 12-team French Women’s top-flight with 12 points from five matches.
Paris FC are second with 18 points while third-placed Fleury have 13 points. However, all the top three teams have played two games more than PSG.
Lyon lead with 21 points from seven matches, second-placed Paris FC have 18 points from seven matches, Feury are third with 13 points from seven matches.
Grace Geyoro drew first blood for PSG in the 12th minute before Tabitha doubled the lead after 25 minutes.
She received a pass that oozed class from Antoinette Kato before running on to the ball on the left flank and then fired home from close range, according to Flashscore.com.
Tabitha claimed a brace in the 47th minute when she dribbled past Dijon goalkeeper to coolly slot the ball in a yawning net to make it 3-0.
But the hosts reorganised themselves and scored two quickfire goals through Malou Rylovvin the 59th minute and Chengshu Wu six minutes later. Cometh the 73rd minute, cometh the super woman.
Tabitha completed her hat-trick with a first time left foot finish from a Sandy Beltimore’s well-curled corner kick before Amalie Vangsgaard netted the fifth two minutes later.
PSG now turn their focus to the Uefa Women’s Champions League group stages in which they face Ajax Amsterdam in the Netherlands tomorrow.