Blantyre Zero teenager for the Golden Boot Award

Blantyre Zero teenage striker Monica Chapweteka has vowed to fight for the Golden Boot Award in the Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika Southern Region Women Football League which attracts a cool K50 000 ($299) prize.

The league’s second round is expected to start in the second week of January.

The 19-year-old and teammate Sungeni Msiska have 14 goals apiece. They are three goals behind top goal scorer Towera Vinkhumbo.

Chapweteka bagged six goals against Sitima Sisters, four against Atu Sisters, two against Bangwe Super Queens and one each against Dreams Queens and Topik Stars.

“I am now in good form. I have been scoring in almost every game I have featured. I will try to work hard in the second round so that I score more goals. The encouragement I am getting from my teammates and the coach is overwhelming,” said Chapweteka.

The teenager attributes her success to the team’s new attacking formula introduced by coach Abel Mkandawire. She now plays with twin striker Ruth Tambala.

“There’s good communication in the team. I’m fed with good balls, enabling me to score goals,” she said.

The striker has been with Blantyre Zero for three years where she has been instrumental in the team’s good run during Donna’s Eggs Cup, FAM Women Cup, the Presidential Cup and the Mutharika League.

Chapweteka, who would love to play for the national team, saluted Maggie Chombo-Sadiki, Msiska, Thandi Kasiya and Thoko Mwase as among those who have contributed to her attaining the current good form.

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