Sierra Leone soccer star misses his wedding to sign new deal, sends brother to stand in for him

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Suad Baydoun and husband Mohamed Buya Turay seen in images taken weeks before their wedding took place. Image via Twitter
Suad Baydoun and husband Mohamed Buya Turay seen in images taken weeks before their wedding took place. Image via Twitter
  • International soccer player Mohamed Buya Turay missed his wedding, but he had a good reason.
  • He had to be in Sweden to finalise an important contract with his new soccer team, Malmo. 
  • The groom then asked his brother to take his place instead of postponing.
  • However, the couple had fortunately taken wedding photos weeks before the wedding date. 

Grooms not showing up for their wedding isn’t a new thing. Luckily for bride, Suad Baydoun, her groom, Mohamed Buya Turay, had a very good reason for not being present at their nuptials. The soccer star needed to sign a transfer deal and asked his brother to take his place instead.

The couple was set to get married on 21 July; however, the groom was also due to be unveiled as a new Malmo player the day after the wedding date and therefore had to move to Sweden beforehand.

His move comes after spells with Chinese Super League clubs Hebei China Fortune and Henan Songshan Longmen.

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Instead of postponing the wedding, Turay asked his brother to represent him as the groom at the wedding. The star spoke to a Swedish publication, Aftonbladet, about missing his big day, “We got married in July in Sierra Leone, but I wasn’t there because Malmo asked me to come earlier.”

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The soccer player told the publication that he and his wife took their wedding pictures in advance, so he didn't feel absent from his big day. "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". 

The 27-year-old footballer still hasn’t seen his new wife since the wedding but says he will be available for his honeymoon eventually. “I will try to get her to Sweden and Malmo now so she can be close to me. She will live here with me.” 

But he hopes to help his team win a league title triumph beforehand. "First we have to win the league, and then I go on my honeymoon," the groom told Aftonbladet.

Sources: SportsbriefThe Daily Star, The Sun UK, Afton Bladet

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