World Cup: Arap Uria meets legendary football commentator

 Arap Uria meets legendary football commentator Peter Drury [Twitter]


Kenyan content creator and comedian Arap Uria on Saturday fulfilled one of his childhood dreams after meeting up with legendary football commentator Peter Drury.

Arap Uria who is formally known as Meshack Kiprop met Drury in Qatar after a viral plea on social media that sent tongues wagging.
Uria has been imitating Drury in his online commentaries, something that has thrust him as one of the most influential comedians in the country.

The content creator shot to fame for lip-synching Drury’s poetic commentaries including the famous UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Barcelona where the Italians thrashed the Catalans 4-0.

In a bid to catch the attention of the commentator, Arap Uria took a photo in the streets of Qatar holding a placard with a message that he hoped would reach Drury.

“Hello, Peter Drury, it's Arap Uria. I am in Qatar and I would like to meet you," read the message.

Arap Uria  holding a placard [Twitter]

The content creator shared the photo on Twitter, tagging Drury’s co-commentator Jim Beglin.
Jim responded, wishing Arap Uria well and letting the content creator know that the message was home with the poetic commentator.

"I have passed on your tweet to Peter. I hope it all works out for you. Good luck," Jim replied.

"Peter will contact you tomorrow, Arap," added Drury’s co-commentator.

Kenyans on Twitter would soon join the bandwagon urging Drury to meet up with his fan.

Uria’s dream was fulfilled 24 hours later when he met his mentor.

“Gooooal!!!?? Finally with Peter Drury. Many thanks @jimbeglin”.

By Agencies Jan. 27, 2023
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