Cardiff City confirm defender Sol Bamba is suffering from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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Cardiff City have confirmed defender Sol Bamba is suffering from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a club statement released today which has been quoted by The Mirror.

The club announced today that the 35 year old defender who also plays for the Ivorian national team has immediately started a course of chemotherapy.

The statement reads –

“We are saddened to inform supporters that Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.⁣

“With the close support of the Club’s medical team, Sol has immediately started a course of chemotherapy treatment.⁣

“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.

“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⁣

“We are all with you, Sol.”

Messages of support have been pouring in on social media for the much loved defender who joined the club in 2016 and he has represented top clubs like Paris Saint-Germain in the past as well.

Get well soon Sol.


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