EX-CARDIFF CITY centre-back Sol Bamba has turn into a Middlesbrough player-coach after beating most cancers in Might.
The 36-year-old had several rounds of chemotherapy after being recognized with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma final Christmas Eve.
Sol Bamba hails Boro followers after taking part in in a pleasant towards Rotherham on July 30 and his pre-season type has now gained him a contractCredit score: Getty
The previous Ivory Coast star reunited along with his former Bluebirds chief Warnock on the Riverside Stadium for a summer time try-out – however has additionally “actually impressed” as a coach for Boro’s Below-23s and U18s.
Now he has signed a one-year contract to maintain him within the Championship.
Warnock stated: “Initially Sol had requested if he may come and practice with us, and I used to be very happy.
“He is an amazing lad to have round.
“After we have been away in Cornwall he was at Rockliffe and helped with the U23s and U18s, and everybody was actually impressed with him.
“I’ve to be trustworthy, I did not anticipate him to look as sharp as he has carried out after all the pieces he is been by, however he is carried out remarkably effectively.
Defender Sol Bamba obtained the all-clear from most cancers in Might whereas with Cardiff and has now joined Championship rivals Boro for a 12 monthsCredit score: Getty
“He has baggage of expertise and he will likely be an actual asset for us each on and off the pitch.”
He had already returned to coaching with Cardiff and got here off the bench in stoppage time on the ultimate day of final season, a 1-1 dwelling draw with Rotherham on Might 8.
Saying his most cancers remedy had been profitable, Bamba stated: “We’re over the moon proper now.
“I actually need to thank everybody that has been supporting me.
“Above all, I need to thank the household on the NHS who took such excellent care of me.
“I’ll at all times be grateful. Thanks to all my household, my pals, after all the membership and everybody within the soccer business that has helped me face this problem.
“Hopefully, I’ll see you quickly once more on the pitch.”
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