Local bodybuilders will this weekend compete in the Zimbabwe National Bodybuilding and Fitness championship which will serve as a qualifier for the 2018 Arnolds Classic.

Local body building fans are in for a treat this Saturday as the Zimbabwe National Bodybuilding and Fitness championship explode in the capital.

A lot will be at stake as the competition will serve as a qualifier for the 2018 Arnolds Classic to be held in South Africa.

The return of Champion Chienderamano and reining Mr Zimbabwe champion Paul Goredema both set to compete makes Saturday’s event an intriguing one.

National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness spokesperson, Quiet Shanghai said an intriguing competition is expected at Saturday’s event.

South Africa based Nigel Maphosa will also be among the line up of bodybuilders with Chantelle Greenland a favourite in the women’s bikini and fitness.

Opportunities of acquiring pro-cards through the International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (IFFB) have raised the stakes for local athletes with ambitions of securing pro status.