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African Women Shine in the Chinese Super League

Barbra Banda (R) of Shanghai RCB vies with Huang Wang of Changchun Dazhongzhiye during the second round match between Shanghai RCB and Changchun Dazhongzhiye at the 2020 Chinese Football Association (CFA) Women's Super League in Kunming. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

For the second year in a row, the Women’s Chinese Super League (WCSL), China’s professional soccer league, awarded its top prize to an African player. 20-year old Zambian forward Barbara Banda took home the Golden Boot this week thanks to an impressive 18-goal season with Shanghai Shengli.

Banda is part of a small group of young female soccer players that’s taking China’s professional league by storm. And fans in both China and in the players’ home countries in Africa seem to be loving it.

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