Sol Bamba was called a "colossus" by his manager Neil Warnock

Sol Bamba. Pic: Getty Images.

Cardiff City’s Sol Bamba Diagnosed With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Already Started Treatment

By Gareth James

Defender Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Cardiff City have revealed.⁣

The 35-year-old Ivory Coast international has immediately started a course of chemotherapy treatment for the blood cancer with the close support of the club’s medical team.

“Universally admired by teammates, staff and supporters in the Welsh capital, Sol has begun his battle in typically positive spirits and will continue to be an integral part of the Bluebirds family,” said the club in a statement.

“During treatment, Sol will support his teammates at matches and our younger players within the Academy, with whom he will continue his coaching development.⁣

All future updates on Sol’s progress will be provided only via official Club channels.

“While we request privacy for him and his family at this time, messages of support to be passed on to Sol may be sent to⁣

Captain Sean Morrison (left) and Sol Bamba celebrate Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League.

“We are all with you, Sol.”

The France-born player has made 113 appearances for the Bluebirds since joining from Leeds United in October 2016.

Bamba has made six appearances this season, his last game the victory over Birmingham in December.

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