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Ex-Cameroon International Dies In Car Accident

Ex-Cameroon International Dies In Car Accident

Former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon midfielder Landry Nguemo has died after a car accident in his country.

Cameroon football federation, FECAFOOT, confirmed the death of the 38-year-old.

“The Cameroonian Football Federation has just learned the tragic news of the passing of former Indomitable Lion Landry Nguemo in a traffic accident.

“Nguemo, who was a key player for the Cameroonian national team from 2006 to 2014 and a former member of Girondins de Bordeaux, will be remembered for his contributions to football.

“FECAFOOT extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the entire football community.”
His former club Celtic paid tribute on their website.

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“Everyone at Celtic Football Club is shocked and saddened at the news of Landry N’Guemo’s passing at the young age of 38,” the club said in a statement.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Football Club are with Landry’s family and friends at this sad time.”

Nguemo had spent a season on loan at Celtic during a career that started with French side Nancy and included spells in Turkish and Norwegian football.

He played more than 40 times under Tony Mowbray and Neil Lennon as at Celtic during the 2009-10 season, making his competitive debut in the Champions League qualifying match against Dynamo Moscow.

He won the French League Cup at Nancy in 2006 and was part of Cameroon’s squad that finished as runners-up at the 2008 AFCON in Ghana.

Also, Nguemo featured for Cameroon at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where the Indomitable Lions crashed out at the group stage.

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