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African athlete's undervalued?

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 26 April 2014

After Yaya Toure said being African has restricted the recognition his skills deserve we speak to Maria Mutola considered by many as Africa’s greatest female athlete. She believes she was paid three times less by sponsors than American counterparts despite her dominance. She also reveals that she considered leaving Mozambique to take up American citizenship so she could earn the same.

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