The on-loan Nancy midfielder is keen to make the squad for the competition, which takes place from January 10 to 31, but he hopes Celtic boss Tony Mowbray will secure him an extra few days in Glasgow if he is selected.
"I haven't yet spoken with Paul Le Guen about it but hope I'm available for selection against Rangers on January 3," N'Guemo said.
"Of course, I want to play in this match because it is one of our main games of the season and it would be a pleasure for me to help the team win it.
"If I can do that and then go to play in the African Cup of Nations, why not? However, this decision is not for me - it's between the gaffer and Le Guen."
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