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Odense striker Mohamed Buya Turay missed his own wedding and sent his brother instead

Odense striker Mohamed Buya Turay missed his own wedding and sent his brother instead

Mohamed Buya Turay sent his brother to his wedding because he had other commitments.

A striker playing in Denmark sent his brother to his wedding because his club would not let him attend.

In the summer of 2022, Mohamed Buya Turay joined Malmo after spending time in the Chinese Super League with Hebei China Fortune and Henan Songshan Longmen.

The deal was confirmed on 22 July after he travelled to the city but his wedding was set for July 21 back in Sierra Leone.

However, Malmo wanted him to link up with his teammates sooner.

Of course he wasn't able to be in two places at once and Turay, who now plays in Denmark with Odense Boldklub, had to get his brother to take his place for the wedding to his fiancee Suad Baydoun.

Image: Mohamed Buya Turay
Image: Mohamed Buya Turay

Turay did post three pictures of himself and his new wife on his social media channels but confirmed those images were taken prior to the actual event.

However, he wasn't able to be with his wife at the time, although he did reveal that the pair were planning on going on their honeymoon later in the year.

"We got married on July 21 in Sierra Leone," Turay told Afton Bladet.

"But I wasn't there because Malmö asked me to come here earlier.

"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.

"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."

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

He had prior 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.

Turay, who has a young daughter from a previous relationship, hit headlines a few years back when he claimed an injury suffered on international duty was the result of black magic following his Golden Boot victory.

"The native doctor told me the cause of the toe injury was because I stepped on a spiritual object in Leone Stars camp, put there for me by a person who wanted me to get elephantiasis thereby destroying my career," he told the BBC.

"She further told me that if I had gone to the hospital for treatment or had used conventional medicine to try and heal the toe that would have ended my career.”

The Sierra Leone international scored just twice in 16 games for the club, before signing for OB.

Featured Image Credit: Mohamed Buya Turay & Instagram