SOL BAMBA has completed his recovery from cancer.
The Cardiff defender was told of his non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis on Christmas Eve.
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But after undergoing chemotherapy, Bamba returned to training with the Bluebirds and made an appearance on the field from the bench in Cardiff’s final game of the Championship season.
Now he has received the news his treatment has been entirely successful.
Bamba said: “I’m now cancer free.
“It is of course an incredibly heartwarming news for my family and I – we are over the moon right now.
“I really want to thank everyone that has been supporting me.
“Above all, I want to thank the family at the NHS who took such good care of me.
“I will always be grateful. Thank you to all my family, my friends, of course the club and everyone in the football industry that has helped me face this challenge.
“Hopefully, I will see you soon again on the pitch.”
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Bamba made the bench for the final day of the Championship season as his side relegated Rotherham.
And with his contract expiring this summer, he was given a chance to get out on the pitch for just the seventh time this season.
He replaced Josh Murphy in the 95th minute and was given a warm embrace as he made his way onto the field.
Fans were made aware of Bamba's potential involvement ahead of the game when he uploaded a picture online.
It showed his kit and boots laid out and ready and he simply shared them with a blue heart and angel emoji.
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