12 January 2021 16:30
Join your fellow Hibees and subscribe to the Hibs FC newsletter now Sign me up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Former Hibernian defender Sol Bamba has started treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, current club Cardiff City have confirmed. The 35-year-old made 80 appearances for the men in green and white during a three-year spell in Leith after joining from Dunfermline Athletic in 2008, scoring four times. The Ivorian international was a popular figure around Easter Road before departing for Leicester City. He also represented Leeds United, Trabzonspor and Palermo prior to signing for Cardiff in 2016, where he helped the Bluebirds to promotion from the Championship. A Cardiff statement read: "We are saddened to inform supporters that Sol Bamba has been diagnosed withNon-Hodgkin's 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. Get the latest Hibs news Stay up to date with all the latest Hibs news from the Edinburgh Live team across our social media channels. Twitter: You can follow our Edinburgh Live Sport account and our Hibs writer James Delaney. Facebook: You can follow our dedicated Hibs page and join our official Hibs group - the place to be for all Hibees. Whatsapp: Text HIBS to 07899068921 then add the number to your contacts as 'Edinburgh Live Sport' to receive daily updates and breaking news on Hibs.
"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 [email protected] "We are all with you, Sol." Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer in the lymphatic system, and has started a course of chemotherapy treatment, the second-tier Championship club has announced. Bamba, 35, has been used sparingly as a substitute in the league this season and made his last appearance in December in a 3-2 win over Birmingham City when he came on in stoppage time. "Universally admired by team mates, 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," the club said in a statement. "During treatment, Sol will support his team mates at matches and our younger players within the academy, with whom he will continue his coaching development." Bamba was a key player during Cardiff's Premier League promotion bid in 2017-18, playing in all 46 league games as they finished second and gained an automatic entry into the top flight. However, the Ivorian saw his 2018-19 season curtailed by a knee ligament tear in March as Cardiff finished 18th and dropped back into the Championship.