Cardiff ace Bamba ‘constructive’ for hardest battle with most cancers
Cardiff Metropolis’s veteran defender Sol Bamba has been recognized with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the Championship membership has introduced.
The 35-year-old defender has began chemotherapy and will probably be supported by the Bluebirds’ medical staff.
Bamba, who began his profession at Paris St Germain, has made six appearances for Cardiff this season. His final outing amongst 117 in whole got here in opposition to Birmingham in December.
The Ivory Coast worldwide has performed for a lot of golf equipment throughout a profitable profession. After a spell in Paris, he went to Dunfermline Athletic after which Hibernian in Scotland.
One yr at Leicester Metropolis adopted earlier than he spent two injury-ravaged seasons in Turkey with Trabzonspor. The African performed one recreation for Italian membership Palermo earlier than a stint with Leeds United.
He joined Cardiff in 2016 and was a daily on the coronary heart of defence for the very best a part of three seasons. The Bluebirds are battling to get again into the Premier League however Bamba’s largest battle lies forward.
A membership assertion learn: “We’re saddened to tell supporters that Sol Bamba has been recognized with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
“With the shut assist of the membership’s medical staff, Sol has instantly began a course of chemotherapy remedy.”
Excessive reward for Bamba
Then Cardiff supervisor Neil Warnock branded Bamba higher than Virgil van Dijk again in 2017. That’s open to debate however what is definite is how widespread the rangy stopper is along with his colleagues.
The assertion continued: “Universally admired by team-mates, employees and supporters within the Welsh capital, Sol has begun his battle in sometimes constructive spirits and can proceed to be an integral a part of the Bluebirds household.
“Throughout remedy, Sol will assist his team-mates at matches and our youthful gamers throughout the Academy, with whom he’ll proceed his teaching improvement.
“All future updates on Sol’s progress will probably be supplied solely by way of official membership channels. Whereas we request privateness for him and his household presently, messages of assist to be handed on to Sol could also be despatched to [email protected] We’re all with you, Sol.”
Cardiff had been knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest on January 9. They’ll now give attention to the league and attempting to shut the hole to the play-offs.
Neil Harris’s males sit fifteenth within the standings and are eight factors adrift of sixth-placed Watford. It’s not an insurmountable hole to bridge however they should put collectively a run of victories.
That might begin once they welcome Norwich Metropolis to the Cardiff Metropolis Stadium on Saturday. Bamba is not going to be enjoying however his presence is definite to encourage his team-mates.
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