Cardiff City reported on Monday that experienced Ivorian defender of French descent Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer of the lymphatic system for which he has started chemotherapy treatment.
The 35-year-old defender made his last appearance in the English league, with Cardiff City defeating Birmingham City in December.
“Admired by his teammates, coaches and fans in the Welsh capital, Sol Bamba He entered the battle in his usual positive spirit. He will continue to be an important part of the ‘bluebilrd’ family, ”Cardiff said in a statement.
The team will not only support the player in the delicate treatment, but also psychological support. “During the treatment, Sol will support his colleagues and our young people at the academy, with whom he will perform coaching tasks.”
We are saddened to inform our supporters that Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
With the close support of the Club’s medical team, Sol immediately began a course of chemotherapy.
We are all with you, Sol. 💙 pic.twitter.com/O2KSn4nAoh
– Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) 11 janvier 2021
Sol Bamba was a key player in Cardiff City during the promotion to the 2017-18 season, playing all 46 league games in a league in which the Welsh side finished second and promoted to the direct-registered league.
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