‘Dramatic’ Afcon lecturer-turned-referee leaves viewers in stitches with incredible sprint during Nigeria victory

A ‘DRAMATIC’ Africa Cup of Nations referee stole the show in Nigeria’s win over Guinea-Bissau.

Top Kenyan official Peter Waweru Kamaku had fans on Twitter in stitches for his enthusiastic sprinting and hand gestures.

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An Africa Cup of Nations referee stole the show in Nigeria’s win over Guinea-Bissau

Referencing Tom Hanks’ 1994 movie classic Forrest Gump, one wrote: “Run Forrest run.”

Another joked: “This man is running like he’s chasing a taxi.”

One added: “Is that Tom cruise in mission impossible.”

Reacting to Waweru blowing the final whistle, a fan posted: “What a dramatic referee!”

Goals from forward Umar Sadiq and defender William Troost-Ekong saw Nigeria qualify from their group with three wins and all nine points.

But Waweru’s refereeing clearly had a lasting impact on fans watching the game.

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Off the field, the official graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science in university.

That was before also achieving a master of Science in Pure Mathematics.

Since 2019, Waweru has served as a senior lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

But in 2011 the maths boffin started refereeing and by 2017 was listed as a Fifa official.  

He reffed one game in the 2019 Afcon and made his first appearance in this year’s tournament in the Nigeria win.

Kenyan referee Peter Waweru Kamaku

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Kenyan referee Peter Waweru Kamaku

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