Cardiff Metropolis confirmed that the Ivorian defender began chemotherapy remedy.
Sol Bamba, defender of Cardiff Metropolis, an English England second division crew, was identified with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a sort of most cancers of the lymphatic system for which the participant instantly started chemotherapy remedy. This was confirmed by the membership itself in an announcement that it shared by means of its social networks.
“Universally admired by his teammates, employees and followers within the Welsh capital, Sol has began his battle in a usually optimistic spirit and can proceed to be an integral a part of the household. Bluebirds“commented the establishment.
And he added: “Throughout the remedy, Sol will assist his teammates within the video games and our youngest gamers inside the Academy, with whom he’ll proceed his teaching duties.”
Cardiff requested for respect for the privateness of the participant and his household throughout his restoration; however invited those that wish to ship their messages of assist and encouragement to put in writing to the membership’s e-mail tackle. “We’re with you, Sol”, he closed the textual content.
The 35-year-old from Madrid performed his final sport on December 16, when he entered the second half within the duel that his crew gained in opposition to Birmingham Metropolis by 3 to 2, for the sixteenth date of the league of the second division of England.
Bamba went by means of groups in France, Scotland, England, Turkey and Italy earlier than arriving in Cardiff in 2016. He has performed 117 video games and scored ten targets.
He was a key participant within the squad of the Welsh membership that achieved promotion to the Premier League within the 2017/2018 season. In that championship, he performed all 46 video games on the calendar. His crew got here in second and immediately earned a spot within the first division.
Born in Paris to Ivorian dad and mom, he dammed the Ivory Coast within the 2008 Beijing Olympics and within the World Cups in South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. He was additionally a part of the nationwide crew that reached the ultimate of the Africa Cup of Nations 2012 and misplaced on penalties to Zambia.