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Cardiff's game with Brighton called off due to fog

Cardiff City's game with Brighton this evening has been called off due to heavy fog, the club has confirmed.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton examines the pitch. Credit: PA

Neil Warnock's side were due to kick off against promotion chasing Albion at 7:45, but officials and club members made the decision to postpone the match based on weather conditions on the south coast.

There's been no further announcement on when the fixture will be re-arranged.

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Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba charged by FA

Sol Bamba already faces a two-game ban. Credit: PA

Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba has been charged by the FA following the outburst that saw him sent off during his side’s 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town.

Bamba has already been handed a two-game ban for the red card he received in the game but that now could be extended following the outcome of a Football Association disciplinary panel.

The 31-year-old apologised to fans and the club following the game after his reaction to tackle made on him and subsequent altercation with manager Neil Warnock.

In a statement on their website, the FA said:

“Souleymane Bamba has been charged by The FA in relation to Cardiff City’s game at Ipswich Town on 10 December 2016.

“It is alleged that his language and/or behaviour in or around the 69th minute of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting and/or threatening and is considered sufficiently serious to warrant an additional sanction.

“He has until 6pm on 16 December 2016 to respond to the charge."

Bluebirds hero Bellamy returns with new appointment

Craig Bellamy has returned to Cardiff City as the club's new Player Development Manager.

The club confirmed the appointment on their website.

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According to the Bluebirds' website, Craig's role will be to oversee the development of younger players on and off the field.

CEO Ken Choo said Bellamy was "the only candidate".

The Club has recently undertaken an internal restructure of its Academy and Development programmes; with this firmly in mind, it's felt that having somebody of Craig's stature in this role can be of huge significance to us moving forward.

Craig's experience and knowledge of the game speaks for itself and we felt he was the only candidate we wanted to take this critical new position at the Club. I’m delighted to have Craig back with us here at Cardiff City Stadium. He's part of the Cardiff City family and I'm thrilled he's taken the opportunity to begin his coaching career with us after his fantastic times here as a player.

– Ken Choo, Executive Director & CEO, Cardiff City FC
The Bluebirds and Wales player announced his retirement as a player in 2014 Credit: PA

Speaking to cardiffcityfc.co.uk, Craig Bellamy described his new appointment as a "fantastic honour".

Neil Warnock hails Cardiff's commitment after Sheffield Wednesday draw

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Neil Warnock praised the heart and commitment of his Cardiff side after they maintained their unbeaten start to his managerial tenure with a 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Having kicked off his reign with victory over Bristol City, the Bluebirds had been on course to beat another side chasing promotion when Peter Whittingham's free-kick gave them a ninth-minute lead.

But the Owls dominated possession and an improved second-half showing got its reward when Daniel Pudil scored his first goal since December 10 minutes after the break.

I think four points from two games is fabulous really. We had to hang in there but you have to do that against a good side like Sheffield Wednesday.

I am still disappointed with the goal we conceded, it was poor, but I was really pleased with the effort from the lads.

We were not quite firing in attack but you will have games like that in the Championship and we live to fight another day.

– Neil Warnock, Cardiff City Manager

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Cardiff make Kieran Richardson their fourth signing in 48 hours

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Cardiff City have unveiled former Manchester United and Aston Villa winger Kieran Richardson as their fourth signing in just 48 hours.

I spoke to the Gaffer who said the right things and I knew straight away I wanted to play for him.

I’m honoured to play for a big club like Cardiff City and I can’t wait to get started now.

– Kieran Richardson

Cardiff City add striker Marouane Chamakh to squad

Ex-Arsenal player Marouane Chamakh has been added to Cardiff City's squad.

The Moroccan striker is the Championship side's third free transfer in the past 24 hours.

Former Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh joins Cardiff City on a free transfer Credit: PA

Chamakh joins the Bluebirds on a short-term deal and will link up with manager Neil Warnock for a second time, having previously played for him in the Premier League for Crystal Palace.

The striker has 65 international caps and scored 14 times for Arsenal over three seasons between 2010 and 2013.

Warnock has added winger Junior Hoilett and defender Sol Bamba to his squad ahead of the side's clash with Bristol City on Friday.

Sol Bamba becomes Cardiff City's second signing this week

Cardiff City have further bolstered their squad by signing Sol Bamba on a free transfer.

The 31 year-old defender has committed to the Bluebirds until the summer of 2018 and the move is subject to international clearance.

Sol Bamba is Cardiff City's second signing this week. Credit: Cardiff City Football Club

Bamba has 44 caps for Ivory Coast and has previously played for numerous clubs, including PSG, Leicester, Trabzonspor and Palermo among others.

He started the current season as captain of Leeds United, but had been released by the club by mutual consent.

The centre-back becomes new manager Neil Warnock's second signing after securing Junior Hoilett yesterday.

Cardiff City sign Junior Hoilett to bolster Neil Warnock's squad

Cardiff City have signed Canadian international Junior Hoilett on a free transfer.

The 26 year-old winger joins up with new manager Neil Warnock for the second time, having previously played under him at Queens Park Rangers.

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The Bluebirds are 23rd in the division after collecting just eight points from their opening 11 games.

Warnock succeeded the sacked Paul Trollope last week, and will be hoping Hoilett can make an immediate impact when his side takes on Bristol City at home on Friday.

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