The National Association of Primary School Heads (NAPH) athletics Team Harare is in camp ahead of the joint National Association of Secondary School Heads (NASH) and NAPH sporting extravaganza set for White City Stadium next week.

After coming third behind eventual winners Mashonaland West and second placed Manicaland last year, NAPH athletics Team Harare is aiming at the championship crown.

NAPH Harare Province head-in-charge Stanley Makwembere said it’s all systems go as the team is fine tuning its 65 athlete contingent ahead of the Bulawayo finals.

“We are expecting a bumper harvest of medals this year,” he said.

Team manager Washington Mutawa believes his athletes have a good chance of bringing the championship crown to Harare.

“I think we are ready to upset athletics giants and we are so far satisfied with the level of our preparations,” said Mutawa.

Team Harare finished 10th in 2016 and moved to third position last year.

The team is also banking on the services of 100 and 200m sprinter Veronica Madzima who scooped two gold medals at the COSSASA Games and long jump gold medallist Simbarashe Chomurenga.

The competitions will see athletes competing in track and field events from the 19th to the 23rd of this month.