Sportswomen in Malawi

Following Malawi’s 9-0 win against Lesotho at the Cosafa Women’s Championship, Tabitha Chawinga was named Player of the Match. Malawian sportswomen are not granted the recognition they deserve and in some cases are mocked if they are more muscular and less “feminine” in the eyes of society. An example of this is the media trolling against the Chawinga sisters who are both representing the Malawian flag so exceptionally and the lack of praise just sheds light on the problems that women in society face to look a certain way.

Women such as Tabitha Chawinga who sportswoman of the year as well as overall sportsperson of the year, her sister Temwa Chawinga who has found great success in her Wuhan team and Bernadetta Mkwimbira Nzika who won umpire/referee/judge of the year, have all worked hard and