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Middlesbrough announce Sol Bamba switch simply TWO MONTHS after defender bought all-clear following shock most cancers battle

EX-CARDIFF centre-back Sol Bamba has grow to be a Middlesbrough player-coach after beating most cancers in Might.

The 36-year-old had a number of rounds of chemotherapy after being recognized with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma final Christmas Eve.

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Sol Bamba hails Boro followers after taking part in in a pleasant in opposition to Rotherham on July 30 and his pre-season kind has now received him a contractCredit: Getty

And Boro boss Neil Warnock has been as stunned as a lot as delighted by how “sharp” Bamba already appears to be like in pre-season coaching.

The previous Ivory Coast star reunited together with his former Bluebirds chief Warnock on the Riverside Stadium for a summer season try-out however has additionally “actually impressed” as a coach for Boro’s Underneath-23s and U-18s.

Now he has signed a one-year contract to maintain him within the Championship.

Warnock mentioned: “Initially Sol had requested if he might come and prepare with us, and I used to be more than pleased. 

“He is an ideal lad to have round.

“After we had been away in Cornwall he was at Rockliffe and helped with the under-23s and under-18s, and everybody was actually impressed with him.

“I’ve to be trustworthy, I did not count on him to look as sharp as he has completed after every part he is been by, however he is completed remarkably nicely.

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Defender Sol Bamba bought the all-clear from most cancers in Might whereas with Cardiff and has now joined Championship rivals Boro for a yearCredit: Getty

“He has baggage of expertise and he might be an actual asset for us each on and off the pitch.”

Bamba revealed the “extremely heartwarming information” he was “most cancers free” in mid-Might.

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 therapy had been profitable, Bamba mentioned: “We’re over the moon proper now.

“I actually need to thank everybody that has been supporting me.

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“Above all, I need to thank the household on the NHS who took such excellent care of me.

“I’ll all the time be grateful. Thanks to all my household, my associates, in fact 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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