'Everybody loves him': Manager delight as ex-Hibs star Sol Bamba makes first appearance after cancer diagnosis

Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy paid tribute to Sol Bamba after the former Hibs star made his first appearance following his cancer diagnosis.

Sol Bamba has been with Cardiff City since 2016. Picture: Getty
Sol Bamba has been with Cardiff City since 2016. Picture: Getty

The Ivorian international came on as a late substitute in the final game of the Championship season as Cardiff drew 1-1 with Rotherham United.

It marked the first time the 36-year-old took to the field since revealing in January that he was undergoing chemotherapy after developing Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

After the match, McCarthy spoke of his delight at seeing the player back in action.

He said: "Sol has been a big part of this club for a long time. He got on the pitch and he was delighted with that and the lads were all delighted for him, as I am and the staff are.

"He has been a big part of the club and everybody loves him."

Bamba was a favourite at Easter Road for two-and-a-half seasons in the late noughties after joining from Dunfermline Athletic.

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