Sierra Leone women's footballers welcome life-changing equal pay

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By BBC Sport

Sierra Leone women's international Rashidatu Kamara says she can now achieve her dream of getting a college degree following a pay boost.

Kamara and her international team-mates will now be paid the same as players in the men's national team.

The commitment to equality has been made by the Sierra Leone government and covers appearance fees and winning bonuses.

The new measures have even been backdated for the women's team who have been paid $2,000 each for participating in this year's maiden West African Football union (Wafu) Zone A tournament on home soil.

"I didn't believe when I received it, It was indeed unbelievable. I have never before received such amount of money in my life," she enthused to BBC Sport Africa.

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