Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure and fans have sent get well messages to Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba after his cancer diagnosis.
The Championship club confirmed the Ivory Coast international is suffering from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and he has begun chemotherapy.
Bamba is currently spending his fifth season with the Bluebirds, having teamed up with the club from Leeds United in the summer of 2016.
The 35-year-old has featured in more than 100 games for Cardiff and played a key role in their promotion to the Premier League in 2018 before they got relegated.
The centre-back has played six times for the Bluebirds this season across all competitions before the setback.
Bamba’s compatriot Toure, his supporters and former clubs have taken to the social media to wish the defender a quick recovery.
SOL BAMBA TOP MAN / LEADER / A GENTLEMAN & ALWAYS GOT TIME FOR THE FANS💙💙 GET WELL SOON SOL,YOU CAN BEAT THIS 🙏🙏💙💙 Sol With My youngest daughter Tilly & her best friend Ella 💙💙🙏 pic.twitter.com/RONIR79ynn— Annis Abraham (@AnnisAbraham) January 11, 2021
Awful news about Cardiff defender Sol Bamba being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Just wanted to put this out there to show my support for him. He was a leader that inspired me when I watched him often when Cardiff were in the Premier League. Wishing Sol a full recovery.❤️— mufcmpb (@mufcMPB) January 11, 2021
Sad news about Sol Bamba. Wishing him a strong recovery. He’s by all accounts one of the nicest footballers you’ll ever meet.— Salim Masoud Said (@salimosaid) January 12, 2021
Ivory Coast and Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with Cancer as he begin chemotherapy.— Amos Joseph #FootballersConnect (@communeamos) January 11, 2021
YOU ARE A HERO BAMBA, YOU WILL ALWAYS WIN. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/iHBcn2wivM
Former Ivorian 🇨🇮 defender Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma & has started undergoing chemotherapy.— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) January 12, 2021
The 35-year old featured for the Elephants at the Beijing 2008 Olympics and AFCON 2012. He’s been playing for Cardiff City. Quick recovery.
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Sol Bamba brought so much joy and excitement to our family for a couple of weeks back in February 2019. So sad to hear the news tonight and praying for a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/ncST2W9A5p— Phil Bushby (@bushby_p) January 11, 2021
Stay strong, Sol 💙 https://t.co/3MqhLnuQC5— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 11, 2021