Kenyan TikToker Goes Viral as "Fifa Metro Guy" at World Cup

  • A Screengrab of the Kenyan Fifa Metro Guy TikTok Videos
    A Screengrab of the Kenyan Fifa Metro Guy TikTok Videos
    Tiktok/Fifametroguy
  • A Kenyan TikToker has captured the hearts of football lovers both in Qatar and online for directing football fans to a nearby Metro station.

    A World Cup employee in Qatar, the young man who goes by the username "fifametroguy" on TikTok has quickly become an early sensation of the tournament.

    Fans at the showpiece event are now sharing TikTok videos made in his honor on YouTube, Twitter, and across other social media platforms. 

    A Collage of the Fifa Metro Guy showing he is from Kenya
    A Collage of the Fifa Metro Guy showing he is from Kenya
    Tiktok/Fifametroguy

    He appears in the videos shared online perched atop a lifeguard-esque chair, with a foam finger in one hand and a megaphone in another shouting "metro, metro, metro" to the passing crowds. 

    One fan commented on his TikTok asking where he comes from, to which he replied with a photo of his TikTok account indicating that he is from Kenya. 

    Countless videos by different fans at the World Cup have already littered TikTok with some spotted leaning into his megaphone to have a go at his token phrase. 

    Now widely referred to as the "Fifa Metro Guy", the Kenyan has amassed thousands of views online. 

    In one of the videos the "Fifa Metro Guy"  shared on his TikTok, he welcomes fans and tells them to feel free to take photos and videos with him. 

    "I don't charge anything, I love my job,"  he says. 

    Fans attending the World Cup tournament have taken cue going by the number of videos shared online featuring the World Cup employee. 

    "I saw him today, he really changed everybody’s mood, everyone was smiling," One TikToker wrote

    "I think this guy is more famous than Messi now," another added.

    Football fans in Qatar ahead of World Cup set to start on Sunday November 20, 2022
    Football fans in Qatar ahead of World Cup set to start on Sunday November 20, 2022.
    AP