Sol Bamba has been given a big boost as the former Leeds United and Hibs defender was permitted to resume light training amid his ongoing battle against Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

It was announced in January that the former Leeds United and Hibees man was to have chemotherapy during this battle and prior to his final round of this, Bamba has been given the green light to take part in ‘light, socially-distant training’.

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Former Leeds United and Hibs man Sol Bamba is back in training. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Bamba said: “There’s still a long way to go, but it’s a very important step for me and one that I’m so happy to take. The last couple of months have been very difficult for me and the family so to be ahead of schedule and out there with the lads enjoying myself has been unbelievable. “I’m fortunate as I’ve got a lot of support from the footballing world, from my club, teammates and everyone I know in football around the world.”

The 36-year-old is currently with Cardiff City. He is a well-known face in the SPFL, having had good spells with both Dunfermline and Hibs, representing Leicester City and Leeds United south of the border before his Bluebirds stint. Bamba started his career with PSG and has also been abroad with Trabzonspor and Palermo.

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