Landry N'Guemo dies as ex Celtic star involved in tragic accident aged just 38

Former Celtic midfielder Landy N'Guemo has sadly died
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Former Celtic midfielder Landry N'Guemo has tragically passed away at the age of just 38.

It was announced today that the ex-Cameroon international lost his life following a fatal car accident in his homeland. N'Guemo spent the 2009-2010 season on loan at Parkhead from first club Nancy, making 43 appearances under Tony Mowbray and Neil Lennon. He later had spells at Bordeaux, AS Saint-Étienne, Turkish clubs Akhisar Belediyespor and Kayserispor, before finishing his career in Norway with Kongsvinger.

Tributes have begun to pour in for N'Guemo with Celtic among those sharing their condolences. A Hoops statement read: "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 thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Football Club are with Landry's family and friends at this sad time."

The Cameroon Football Federation said in a statement: "The Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) 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."

AS Saint-Étienne tweeted: "Landry Nguemo has left us. Far too soon, far too abruptly. ASSE mourns one of its own. To all his loved ones, we send our most sincere condolences."

Bordeaux posted: "The Club was saddened to learn of the death of Landry Nguemo. Victim of a traffic accident in Cameroon, the former Bordeaux native died at the age of 38. FC Girondins de Bordeaux sends its most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones"

N'Guemo died in a road accident on the Yaoundé-Bafoussam highway near Obala. Reports in Cameroon say the 42-times star was a passenger in the vehicle that collided with a heavy sand truck. N'Guemo's driver was also pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation has been launched by local authorities to further determine the causes of the devastating tragedy.