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Former Cameroonian International Landry N'Guemo Passes Away at 38

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Ayize claire

Jun 27, 2024

Tragic Passing of Former Cameroonian Football Star Landry N'Guemo at 38

Former Cameroon international Nguemo

Landry N'Guemo, the former Cameroonian international footballer, tragically died on Thursday, June 27, 2024, in a car accident in Cameroon. N'Guemo, who played for Bordeaux, Nancy, and Saint-Etienne among others, was also a member of the national team for eight years. He was 38 years old.

N'Guemo's death marks a day of mourning for Cameroonian football. The accident occurred on the road to Obala in the central region of Cameroon. According to L'Équipe, the vehicle in which N'Guemo was traveling was "crushed on impact."

Born in Yaoundé on November 28, 1985, Landry N'Guemo was discovered by AS Nancy-Lorraine, where he completed his training before making his professional debut in 2005 at the age of 19. The 1.73m defensive midfielder first donned the Indomitable Lions jersey in September 2006.

He was loaned to Celtic FC in Scotland for the 2009-2010 season before returning to France in 2011, signing with Girondins de Bordeaux. He later played for AS Saint-Etienne, Akhisar Belediyespor and Kayserispor in Turkey, and finished his career after the 2019-2020 season with Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball in Norway.

N'Guemo wanted to "pass on his knowledge and experience to the kids." He was a Coupe de la Ligue winner with Nancy in 2006 and a Coupe de France winner with Bordeaux in 2013. N'Guemo was also part of the Cameroonian national team that was the runner-up in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, losing to Egypt. He earned 42 caps and scored three goals for the Indomitable Lions.

After retiring from professional football, N'Guemo returned to AS Nancy-Lorraine as the under-16s coach. The Lorraine club expressed "immense sadness" at the tragic loss of a club figure who joined their training center at the age of 16. As a coach, he aimed to "pass on his knowledge and experience to the kids." ASNL extended their "sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones." The club added, "Rest in peace, Landry."

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