Malmö striker Mohamed Boya Toray missed his wedding after the club requested him to join the team earlier.
The 27-year-old signed with the Swedish side after a spell in the Chinese Super League with both Hebei China Fortune and Henan Songshan Longmen.
Malmo announced his move on July 22 after traveling to the city, but his wedding in Sierra Leone is said to have taken place on July 21.
Malmo wanted him to hook up with his teammates sooner, and since he wasn’t able to be in two places at once, Toray had to have his brother replace him at his girlfriend Souad Baydoun’s wedding.
🌟🐐🦁🇸🇱 I got married today my love, my wife and my best friend!!! What a wonderful person!!! What a blessing!!! Mrs. Souad Beydoun
I can’t wait to enjoy life with you Subuti 😃🤦🏾♂️. pic.twitter.com/nEw4siV0QF
– Mohamed Buya Toray 🇸🇱 (@turay_buya) July 31, 2022
Toray posted three photos of himself and his new wife on his social media channels, but he confirmed that these were taken before the actual event.
Mehmet Boya Toray missed his wedding because Malmö FF wanted him to join the team early;
“We took the photo beforehand. So it looks like I was there but I wasn’t. My brother had to represent me at the wedding.” pic.twitter.com/TeSIxE6zVm
– 🇸🇪 (@SwedeStats) August 5, 2022
However, he hasn’t actually been with his wife since they officially tied the knot and are hoping for a honeymoon later this year.
“We got married on July 21 in Sierra Leone,” Toray said. Afton Bladet.
“But I wasn’t there because Malmo asked me to come here earlier.
We took 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 move her to Sweden and Malmö now so that she is close to me. She will live here with me.”
Toray made his Malmo debut in the Europa League on Thursday, coming off the bench in a 3-0 win over Didling.
He has experience playing in Sweden, having won the Allsvenskan title in 2019 while on loan at Djurgårdens IF, where he was also the league’s top scorer.
Toray, who has a young daughter from a previous relationship, made headlines a few years ago when he claimed an injury he sustained while on international duty was the result of black magic after winning the Golden Boot.
He told me, “The original doctor told me the cause of the toe injury was that I had stepped on something spiritual in the Lion Stars camp, put there for me by someone who wanted me to get elephantiasis, ruining my career.” BBC.
“She also told me that if I went to the hospital for treatment or used traditional medicine to try to cure the toe, that would end my career.”