Majimaji coach Habibu Kondo said yesterday that his team will miss the services of seven experienced players as they play in the last 16 match at the home ground.
Kondo said they will be forced to field some of the players from the youth side to replace those sidelined from the game as a disciplinary measure.
“We will mix the squad with some of the players from the youth team,” Kondo said, without naming players who are seen by the technical bench as lacking discipline, as well as their likely replacements.
He appealed for soccer lovers to turn up in large numbers to cheer the home side.
Yanga arrived in Songea yesterday in upbeat mood, intending to tame the home side.
This will be Yanga’s first outing since they eliminated St Louis in the African Champions League in the preliminary stage.
They now meet Township Rollers of Gaborone in Botswana in the next stage of Africa's top club championship.
Other Federation Cup matches on the menu today are Buseresere inviting Mtibwa Sugar at the Nyamagana ground in Mwanza while JKT face Ndanda FC at the Azam Complex, Chamazi.
Tomorrow’s matches will see Kiluvya United hosting Tanzania Prisons at Mabatini grounds at Mlandizi and Stand United locking horns with Dodoma FC at Kambarage grounds in Shinyanga.