Malawi women football striker Tabitha Chawinga has secured a one-year contract extension at Sweden second division side OlleKvarnsveden IF following her continued red-hot scoring form.
Her former club DD Sunshine boss David Dube confirmed that Kvarnsveden moved in to shrug off competition from other teams that were eyeing her signature following expiry of her contract last month.
“Olle were afraid of losing Chawinga, hence the extension for another year,” Dube said.
Chawinga left Malawi in 2014 while in Form Three and has since resumed classes after completing mandatory Swedish language lessons, according to Dube.
The Swedish team’s owner Olle Davidsson confirmed through e-mail that he had indeed retained the striker he signed from third tier Krokom/Dvärsätt last season.
Chawinga top-scored in the Swedish third division with 39 goals in 16 appearances last season.
“She is fast and creates for herself scoring opportunities that you do not think of. Moreover, she is sure when the chances come,” her coach David Björkegren told a Swedish football website ww.dt.se.n