Sol Bamba reveals he cried when his Cardiff team-mates warmed up in heart-warming personalised T-shirts as defender battles cancer: ‘It touched me a lot. Even talking about it I’m emotional’
- Sol Bamba announced earlier this week that he has Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Before Cardiff’s game vs Norwich on Saturday, his team-mates supported him
- Cardiff players warmed up in T-shirts with his name and number on the back
Sol Bamba has revealed he was reduced to tears after seeing his Cardiff City team-mates publicly support him as he battles cancer.
The centre back has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
The news has rocked the Welsh outfit through its core and on Saturday the first-team squad paid tribute to Bamba with a touching gesture by warming up in T-shirts with his name and No 22 on the back.
Sol Bamba cried at the touching gesture from his Cardiff team-mates as he battles cancer
Cardiff players wore special T-shirts with his name and No and a ‘We fight with you’ message
“I’m very good. I started chemotherapy a couple of days ago.”
“The whole club has been unbelievable. The fans have been incredible.”
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The T-shirts also were adorned with the message ‘We fight with you’ – all of which left the 36-year-old very emotional.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Bamba said: ‘I cried when I saw it. It touched me a lot and I have to say the whole club has been unbelievable. Even talking about it I’m emotional.
‘I’m a positive person and I always try and see the positive side. As the doctors said to me, mentally you have to be strong.
‘There’s a lot of negative things that come with it so it’s not easy to go through it, but I have to say the support from my whole family and football fans across the world has been incredible and that has given me the strength to go through it.
‘My family have found it difficult because they don’t want to show their feelings too much. My Mrs has been unbelievable; so she deserves a lot of credit.’
Cardiff defender Bamba’s news about his diagnosis was announced earlier this month
Bamba, who started his career at Paris Saint-Germain, has made six appearances for Cardiff this season – the last coming against Birmingham in December – and 117 in total, scoring 10 goals.
He helped the club into the Premier League in 2018 and has also had spells at Hibernian and Leicester, moving to the Bluebirds from Leeds in 2016.
News of the Ivorian’s health was publicly announced by Cardiff on January 11.
The 36-year-old has made a total of 117 appearances for Cardiff since joining back in 2016