Sierra Leonean Striker Mohamed Buya Turay made his first debut action yesterday for his club Malmo FF in their 3-0 home win against F91 Diddeleng in the Europa league qualifier.
Mohamed Buya Turay was introduced in the 81” minutes replacing Joseph Ceesay.
Swedish Allsvenskan side Malmö FF announced on Friday the signing of Sierra Leonean striker Mohamed Buya Turay. Swedish Allsvenskan side Malmö FF agreed to terms with Mohamed Buya Turay on a three and half year contract.
“📝 Welcome Buya Turay!
Mohamed Buya Turay has signed a 3.5-year contract with Malmö FF.
Read more: https://www.mff.se/mohamed-buya-turay-klar-for-malmo-ff/“ The club Facebook page posted
“Mohamed Buya Turay is ready for Malmö FF. The 27-year-old striker most recently comes from playing with Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League and has signed a 3.5-year contract with MFF.
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Mohamed Buya Turay (/tʊˈreɪ/, tuu-RAY; born 10 January 1995) is a Sierra Leonean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Chinese Super League side Henan Songshan Longmen.
Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Turay began playing football on the streets, which led him to be scouted by FC Mattia, who signed him. According to Turay, he said: “one of the club’s coaches gave him bus money so he could go to training. But I ran to training instead. I was small and needed to train to get stronger. I took the money and bought food for the family.” His performance attracted by Academie Sante Marie De Dixinn (an academy based in Guinea), who scouted and offered him a contract, but FC Mattia refused. Turay, once again, was scouted by Academy Director Numukeh Tunkara, who then took him to Sweden for a trial. Initially, his trial at Vasalunds wasn’t a positive one, as the club’s management felt he wasn’t good enough. As a result, Turay travelled to Nigeria to have another trial. But Patrick Mörk, an agent, was aware of his talent and contacted Juventus IF to sign him, leading an extension of his tourist visa, so he can play in Sweden.When Turay first arrived in Sweden, he struggled in the country with no food to eat and had to rely from his agent to drive him anywhere he went.Despite this, Turay quickly made an impact in the club, scoring twenty goals in eleven matches at the end of the 2013 season.This resulted in him seeing interest from clubs such as Standard Liège, Gefle IF and Assyriska. The 2014 season saw Turay continuing to make an impact, making fourteen appearances and scoring twelve times.Throughout his time at Juventus IF, he went on to make twenty–five appearances and scoring thirty–two times.
In August 2014, Turay joined Västerås SK.However, the move was disputed as there was a disagreement between Juventus IF and Västerås SK over the transfer move. As a result, the agreement resulted in him joining the club on loan, though Västerås SK sports manager Ado Sadzak opinioned that the loan agreement should not have existed as it’s not possible to loan a player when they have no contract. He quickly made an impact for the club against Östersunds in the Svenska Cupen on 20 August 2014 and scored twice in a 3–1 win. Turay went on to score four more goals, coming between 4 October 2014 and 18 October 2014. With his playing time coming from the substitute bench by the time 2014 season ended, he went on to make nine appearances and scoring six times in all competitions for Västerås SK. Following this, Turay left Västerås SK.
AFC United/AFC Eskilstuna
On 19 August 2015, it was announced that Turay joined Superettan side AFC United. The club wanted to sign him earlier this year but his player license resulted in him remaining with Västerås SK at the time. He made his debut for AFC United, coming on as an 81st-minute substitute, in a 0–0 draw against Mjällby on 23 August 2015. Turay later made two more appearances, both coming as a substitute later in the 2015 season.
At the start of the 2016 season, Turay began to establish himself in the first team as AFC United’s first choice striker. He then scored his first goal for the club, in a 2–0 win against Assyriska on 11 May 2016.Two weeks later on 29 May 2016, Turay scored a hat–trick for AFC United, in a 3–1 win against Syrianska. He later scored six more goals later in the 2016 season, including a brace against Degerforson 27 September 2016.Turay later helped the club reach promotion to the top–flight league next season.At the end of the 2016 season, he went on to make thirty–three appearances and scoring ten times in all competitions. Following this, Turay signed a three year contract extension with AFC United. It came after his performance attracted interests from clubs, both Sweden and around Europe.
At the start of the 2017 season, with AFC United, which now go under AFC Eskilstuna, Turay started the season well when he scored twice against Örebro and this was followed up by scoring against IFK Göteborg.However in a match against Östersunds on 23 April 2017, Turay received a straight red card at the last minutes for a foul on Dennis Widgren, as the club lost 3–1. After serving a two match suspension, he returned to the starting line–up against IFK Norrköping on 12 May 2017 and set up AFC Eskilstuna’s only goal of the game, in a 2–1 loss. Turay, once again, followed up by setting up a goal for the club’s only goal of the game, in a 2–1 loss against Elfsborg. His next goal came on 31 July 2017 when he scored against Djurgårdens IF, as AFC Eskilstuna lost 2–1. A week later on 13 August 2017, Turay scored his fifth goal of the season against IFK Göteborg. This was followed up by scoring twice against Malmö and once against Vasalunds, in which he was sent–off once again. His performance throughout August resulted in him being nominated for the league’s Player of the Month. A month later on 25 September 2017, Turay set up AFC Eskilstuna’s only goal of the game, in a 1–0 win against IFK Göteborg. This was followed up by scoring his tenth goal of the season, in a 1–1 draw against Jönköpings Södra. In a follow–up match against BK Häcken, however, he was sent–off in the 39th minute for an unprofessional foul on Rasmus Lindgren, as the club lost 3–0, in what turned out to be his last appearance. As a result of his four match suspension, AFC Eskilstuna were relegated back to Superettan after Jönköpings Södra IF defeated Kalmar 2–0, meaning the club could no longer reach the qualifying position. Throughout the 2017 season, Turay continued to establish himself as the AFC Eskilstuna’s first choice striker despite being suspended four times. At the end of the 2017 season, he went on to make twenty–four appearances and scoring ten times in all competitions, making him the club’s top scorer.
Turay’s performance continued to attract interests from clubs, both Sweden and around Europe, leading to making bids to sign him. On 21 March 2018, it was reported that Dalkurd FF agreed to sign him.
It was announced on 23 March 2018 that Turay signed for newly promoted Allsvenskan side Dalkurd FFon a three–year contract.Upon joining the club, he said: “I’m very happy because this was what I was waiting for. I have been waiting so long to find out where I will play. Now I’m in Dalkurd, I’m happy to be here. I will do my thing and do what is best for the club, as always.
Turay scored on his debut for Dalkurd against Östersunds on 8 April 2018 by scoring twice, in a 3–0 win. He then scored three goals in three matches between 22 April 2018 and 6 May 2018 against GIF Sundsvall, Örebro and Kalmar. Turay later scored four more goals for the club, including a brace against Brommapojkarna on 7 July 2018. By the time he departed from Dalkurd, Turay went on to make thirteen appearances and scoring nine times in all competitions. His performance at the club, once again, attracted interests from clubs, both Sweden and around Europe.