The President of the Republic of Cameroon, His Excellency Paul Biya say Cameroon is ready to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

President Paul Biya, made the pronouncement this Thursday  August 10 during a state reception offered in honour of Cameroonians athletes who won medals in international sporting events in 2017.

In the company of wife, Chantal Biya, Cabinet Ministers, Diplomatic Corps and the entire sports family, the President said Cameroon is a football nation and owes its gratitude to her athletes who have made the country proud in the past five decades.

The Head of State said Cameroon is always ready to stand by her athletes and citizens to fight the course of the nation.

During the reception, 192 athletes were decorated with medals ranging from gold, silver and bronze.

Amongst the recipients, sixty were decorated with gold medals, sixty-four in silver and and eighty-eight in bronze.

The Presidential Couple chatted briefly with some of the guests before a family photo.