There was a great moment for SPFL cult hero Sol Bamba at the weekend as the former Dunfermline and Hibs defender returned to Cardiff City action after a cancer diagnosis.

Bamba came off the bench on the final day for Cardiff City during a draw with Rotherham United. The former Hibs and Pars man was appearing for the first time since beginning chemotherapy in January. He returned to training last month having been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Sol Bamba returned for Cardiff City at the weekend.

Sol Bamba returned for Cardiff City at the weekend. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Manager Mick McCarthy said of the defender: “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 is fondly remembered in Scotland after notable stints with Dunfermline and Hibs. He’s gone on to establish a great career south of the border with big clubs like Cardiff City and Leeds United.

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