Tanzanian athletics legend Filbert Bayi says Africa must invest in more sports if it is to compete at future Olympics.
The former 1500m world record holder told the BBC that African firms only seemed interested in sponsoring crowd-friendly football.
“These companies are interested in funding football, but what about all the other sports?” he said.
“There are more than 27 sports in the Olympics, and for Africa to implement some of these sports is not very easy.”
He added: “It needs facilities, it needs equipment, it needs some areas where we have to invest.
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China or America have invested a lot in preparing their athletes in different sports
“We are not used to investing in sports in Africa like other countries in the world. You can’t compare China with Tanzania or Kenya or Uganda or Nigeria.
“China or America have invested a lot in preparing their athletes in different sports.”