Newcastle winger Christian Atsu has had a wasted journey back home to Ghana.

Ghana had games home and away against Sierra Leone organised for Friday and Tuesday.

However, both of them have been cancelled now.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) have called off the two Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches because the Sierra Leone FA are suspended.

Instead of playing two vital qualifiers, instead Christian Atsu and his Ghanaian teammates will play a friendly on Friday against Ghana club side Asante Kotoko, before then presumably heading back to their respective clubs, with no replacement game arranged as yet on the Tuesday.

The revised list of Newcastle players and their international matches are below:

Thursday 11 October

USA v Colombia (DeAndre Yedlin)

England U21s v Andorra U21s (Freddie Woodman)

Friday 12 October

Ghana v Asante Kotoko (Christian Atsu)

Belgium v Switzerland (Fabian Schar)

South Korea v Uruguay (Ki Sung-yeung)

Saturday 13 October

Ireland v Denmark (Ciaran Clark)

Slovakia v Czech Republic (Martin Dubravka)

Monday 15 October

Iceland v Switzerland (Fabian Schar)

Tuesday 16 October

Ireland v Wales (Ciaran Clark)

Sweden v Slovakia (Martin Dubravka)

Scotland U21s v England U21s (Freddie Woodman)

South Korea v Panama (Ki Sung-yeung)

USA v Peru (DeAndre Yedlin)