Till death (or a football club transfer) do us part: Sierra Leone forward misses his own wedding to sign for Swedish club Malmo… and gets his BROTHER to stand beside his bride in his place!
- Mohamed Buya Turay missed his own wedding to finalize 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 own wedding day.
So you can only imagine the thoughts of Mohamed Buya Turay’s bride when he announced that 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 them as soon as possible.
So Turay missed the ceremony and instead traveled 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.
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 wasn’t 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 wasn’t. My brother got to represent me at the actual wedding,’ he said on Twitter.
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 his aims are to ‘win the league, then I will go on a honeymoon’