FORMER Celtic midfielder Landry N’Guemo, at just 38, has died in a tragic car crash.

The ex-Cameroon international lost his life following a fatal accident in his homeland, it has been announced.

Tony Mowbray signed anchorman N’Guemo on loan from AS Nancy during his 10-month stint as Hoops manager.

The player arrived in July 2009 before returning to his French club in May the following year.

N’Guemo played in the Hoops team that was humiliated 4-0 by St Mirren in Paisley on the infamous evening of March 24 2010 – 24 hours before Mowbray was sacked.

MAKING A POINT…Landry N’Guemo in action during his solitary season at Celtic.

His highlight was an excellent display in the team’s 2-0 victory over Dynamo Moscow in a Champions League qualifier in the Russian capital after he had made his competitive debut against the same side in a 1-0 first leg loss at Parkhead.

Alas, it was all downhill after that as Celtic stumbled through a sequence of unconvincing showings where N’Guemo could not rise above the mediocrity of his team-mates.

Neil Lennon replaced the axed Mowbray in a caretaker capacity and kept faith in the loanee. The player turned out 34 times in the domestic trophies, but failed to score a goal.

After returning to his parent club, N’Guemo also had a lengthy period at Bordeaux before a short stint at Saint-Etienne. He later moved to play in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Norway before retiring four years ago.

The thoughts and prayers of all at CQN and Celtic and football fans everywhere are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Click Here for Comments >

About Author