Defending COSSASA champions, Zimbabwe are well on course to reclaim top spot as they lead the pack in medals after day two of the athletics showdown currently underway at Francistown Stadium in Botswana.

Team Zimbabwe is dictating the tune in the 5-nations schools tournament, and into the second day of the athletics, they are at the summit of the standings with a medal overhaul of 16 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze.

Pilling pressure on the defending champions is Namibia who have amassed 13 gold and the 12 silver and 7 bronze medals.

Hosts, Botswana are not leaving anything to chance as they are breathing on Namibia’s neck with 11 gold, 17 silver and 22 bronze medals, much to the optisism of the home crowd expecting a brave fight from their team.

Zambia are fourth on 4 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.

At the basement of the standings is Lesotho who have managed 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals.

NASH Vice President, Arthur Maphosa said the athletes are taking every competition to the wire.

The COSSASA games end this Wednesday, with Team Zimbabwe aiming to be crowned champions for the fourth time.