A friendly international that was set to take place this Saturday between Ghana and Guinea has been cancelled at the request of the Guineans.

The encounter was due to be played in Paris on May 28. In April FIFA appointed a committee to take over the running of the Guinean FA due to internal struggles that remain unresolved. In addition to that, Guinea coach Luis Fernandez resigned from his post this week.

The Ghana Football Association (FA) released a statement on Tuesday evening explaining the situation.

The Ghana FA statement read: ‘This decision was taken after the Guinean Football Federation pulled out of the game to enable them to resolve some internal problems.’

The friendly international was to serve as preparation for Ghana’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Mauritius on June 5, with the Ghanaians needing a draw against the Mambas to secure their spot at Africa’s continental showpiece.

The game was also supposed to give Guinea the opportunity to prepare for their qualifying commitment, as they face Swaziland on June 3. The Syli National find themselves three points behind leaders Zimbabwe in Group L, while Ghana top Group H, four points ahead of second-placed Rwanda.