Kenyan comedian Arap Uria met with the iconic football commentator Peter Drury at the ongoing global showpiece in Qatar.
Arap Uria, whose real name is Meshack Kiprop, is a famous comedian widely known for mimicking Peter Drury’s poetic and sensational commentary lines and posting them on social media.
The Kenyan, on Friday, posted a photo of himself in the Middle East nation holding a placard, requesting to meet the iconic commentator, months after Drury praised him for his lipsyncing act and said he would love to see him.
“Hello Peter Drury, it’s Arap Uria, I am in Qatar and I would love to meet you,” he wrote on a placard in a tweet which attracted Drury’s co-commentator Jim Belgin who offered to help him.
Hours later, the dream turned reality!
“Gooooal!!! he tweeted after meeting his idol, sharing a photo of both of them. “Finally, with Peter Drury. Many thanks.”
“Wonderful,” Belgin also wrote alongside a photo of Arap and Drury. “It has happened.”
The video went viral and it did not take long before he got Drury’s attention.
The commentator was to later send a message to Arap, praising him for his act which he described as “terrifyingly funny”.
“Arap, it’s Peter here, I really wish I could be with you today. It’s so frustrating that I am here in Doha to witness the World Cup draw. Listen, I love what