Saturday, 6 August 2022

Meet the African Player Who Missed His Wedding To Sign A Football Deal with Swedish Club Malmo, Brother Stands In His Place

Mohamed Buya Turay missed his wedding to finalise a transfer switch

The Sierra Leone forward signed for Swedish club Malmo FF on the same day 

Buya Turay had his brother step in and stand with his bride on their wedding day 

It should take something damn important for you to miss your wedding day.

So you can only imagine the thoughts of Mohamed Buya Turay's bride when he announced he'd be absent from their nuptials because his football club wanted him back early for pre-season training.

The wedding was set for July 21 but Swedish club Malmo wanted the 27-year-old to join up with them as soon as possible.

So Turay missed the ceremony and was instead travelled to Sweden to be unveiled as a Malmo player on July 22.

But in a 'cunning' plan, his brother switched places with him at the wedding to walk the aisle alongside bride Suad Baydoun.

The forward took pictures with his bridge weeks before the wedding actually happened
Turay's brother had to step in on the wedding day to accompany his wife
Turay shared pictures on social media of himself and his wife – taken weeks before the wedding

Turay told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: 'We got married on July 21 in Sierra Leone. But I was not there because Malmo asked me to arrive earlier.'

Turay who had posed for pictures with his wife in their wedding outfits before he left for Sweden and posted them on Twitter.

'We took the picture beforehand, so it looks like I was there, but I was not. My brother got to represent me at the actual wedding,' he said on Twitter.

πŸŒŸπŸπŸ¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡± I married my sweetheart, wife and my Best friend today!!! What an amazing human being!!! And What a blessing!!! Mrs SBTπŸ’žπŸ’ Suad Baydoun

I can't wait to enjoy life with you together soboti πŸ˜ƒπŸ€¦πŸΎ‍♂️.— Mohamed Buya Turay πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡± (@turay_buya) July 31, 2022

Sierra Leone forward Mohamed Bura Turay missed his wedding to sign for Malmo FF
Sierra Leone forward Mohamed Bura Turay missed his wedding to sign for Malmo FF

Turay, who signed for Malmo after spending two seasons in China's top flight, came on for the last nine minutes against Luxembourg's Diddeleng on Thursday in a 3-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie.

He has not been reunited with his wife since the marriage but promised they would honeymoon together – eventually.

'First, we are going to win the league, and then I will go on a honeymoon,' Turay said with a smile.

The striker says that he aims to 'win the league, then I will go on a honeymoon'

First published in Daily Mail (UK)