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Cameroonian Footballer Landry Nguemo Dies in Tragic Car Accident

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Cameroonian footballer Landry Nguemo tragically passed away on Thursday in a fatal road accident near Yaoundé at the age of 38. Nguemo, who had three international goals in 42 appearances for the Indomitable Lions, had retired from professional football in 2020.

The accident occurred a few kilometers from Yaoundé, where Nguemo’s car, driven by his chauffeur, collided with a sand truck, resulting in the tragic deaths of both Nguemo and his chauffeur at the scene.

The president of the Cameroonian Football Federation and Nguemo’s former teammate, Samuel Eto’o, expressed his sorrow over the loss on social media, highlighting the deep impact Nguemo had on the football community.

Nguemo had a prolific football career, playing for various clubs such as Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux in France, both of which offered their heartfelt condolences at his sudden passing.

His professional journey began at Nancy-Lorraine in France, where he signed his first contract at the age of 19, leading to subsequent stints at Girondins de Bordeaux and AS Saint-Etienne before transitioning to leagues in Turkey and Norway. Upon retiring from active football, Nguemo returned to Nancy, this time as a youth coach, further contributing to the sport he loved.

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