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Malmo footballer Mohamed Buya Turay missed his own wedding, sent his brother to do the rituals

Mohamed Buya Turay

A wedding is considered one of the most important days of a person’s life. People eagerly wait for their special day to arrive and do everything they can to make it memorable. With the social media culture these days, couples follow all kinds of trends to make their wedding pictures go viral on the internet. When so much thought goes into making a wedding special, what will happen if the groom sends someone else on his behalf to perform the wedding rituals?

The bizarre incident took place during the wedding of Sierra Leonean star Mohamed Buya Turay who missed his own wedding after Swedish club Malmo requested him to join the squad earlier.

After spells with Chinese Super League outfits Hebei China Fortune and Henan Songshan Longen, the 27-year-old decided to move to Sweden.

Malmo completed his transfer on July 22 as he travelled to the city, but his wedding ceremony in Sierra Leone was said to have taken place on July 21. His new club needed him to join his teammates; and as he could not be in two places at once, Turay had to get his brother to take his place for the wedding to his girlfriend Suad Baydoun.

“We got married on July 21 in Sierra Leone. But I wasn’t there because Malmö asked me to come here earlier. But I will try to get her to Sweden and Malmö now so she can be close to me. She will live here with me,” Turay said.

“We took the pictures in advance. So it looks like I was there but I wasn’t. My brother had to represent me at the wedding itself,” Turay added.

Turay made his debut for Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday, coming off the bench in a 3-0 win over Diddeleng.

He has experience of playing in Sweden, having won the Allsvenskan in 2019 while on loan at Djurgårdens IF, where he was also the league’s top scorer.

The footballer shared the images with his partner which were clicked before the wedding ceremony on Twitter and wrote, “I married my sweetheart, wife and my Best friend today!!! What an amazing human being!!! And What a blessing!!! Mrs SBT Suad Baydoun. “I can’t wait to enjoy life with you together soboti.”

 

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