A ‘DRAMATIC’ Africa Cup of Nations referee stole the show during Nigeria’s win over Guinea-Bissau.
The Kenyan official, Peter Waweru Kamaku, has fans on Twitter for his frantic sprinting and hand gestures.
Referring to the 1994 classic film Forrest Gump by Tom Hanks, one person wrote: “Run Forrest run.”
Another joked: “This man is running like he’s chasing a taxi”.
One added: “It’s Tom’s journey on the mission impossible.”
Reacting to Waweru blowing the final whistle, one fan posted: “What a dramatic referee!”
Goals from striker Umar Sadiq and defender William Troost-Ekong helped Nigeria to qualify with three wins and nine points in all.
But Waweru’s way of hitting the referee clearly had a lasting effect on fans watching the game.
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Off the field, follow Wikipedia, this officer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the university.
That was before earning a Master of Science degree in Pure Mathematics.
As of 2019, Waweru is a senior lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
But in 2011, he started to referee and in 2017 was included in the official list of Fifa.
He played a match in ACON 2019 and made his first appearance in this year’s tournament in a win over Nigeria.
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