A footballer missed his own wedding day in order to report to a new team.
Mohamed Buya Turay wasn’t there on his big day as he was agreeing to a different type of contract instead, The Sun reports.
The Sierra Leone international signed for Swedish side Malmo this summer after a spell in China.
And Malmo were so keen for the 27-year-old to link up with the squad as soon as possible they made him miss his own wedding.
Although Turay made sure bride Suad Baydoun wasn’t on her own – by sending his brother to take his place instead.
The forward was unveiled as a Malmo player on July 22, with Turay’s wedding taking place a day earlier, minus the groom.
Luckily the happy couple had cleverly taken wedding photos before the star was forced to jet to Sweden.
Turay hilariously told Swedish outlet Afton Bladet: “We got married on July 21 in Sierra Leone.
“But I wasn’t there because Malmo 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.”
Turay admitted that he still hasn’t been reunited with his now wife.
He continued: “I will try to get her to Sweden and Malmo now so she can be close to me. She will live here with me.”
The forward is now hoping he will be around to make it on the plane for his honeymoon.
But he is eyeing a league title triumph beforehand.
Turay concluded: “First we have to win the league and then I go on my honeymoon.”
The forward made his Malmo debut in the Europa League qualifying stages in midweek.
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