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The Ivorian National Team and Cardiff City center-back, Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and has begun chemotherapy treatment.
A statement released by the player’s club read, "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.”
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We are all with you, Sol."
The 35-year old joined Cardiff City in October 2016 under Neil Warnock, since then, he has made 117 appearances and scored 10 goals.
Jim Leishman, describing his performance to Sky Sports in 2010 said, "He's certainly got the physique and he's got the potential to do it. But potential sometimes passes you by, it's all about going out and doing it. He's a great runner, he's as strong as an ox, and he's a strong tackler."
Born to Ivorian parents in Paris, Sol chose to play for the Ivorian National Team of which he has made 46 appearances. He played at the 2008 Olympics and was also present when the team reached the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations final.
So far, Bamba has played for the following clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian, Leicester City, Tradzonspor, Palermo, Leeds City and currently, Cardiff City.
The football universe has taken to various media platforms to wish the player well.
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