Watford players Adam Masina and Imran Louza were escorted out of Guinea, with the Morocco national team, after an attempted coup took place in the capital Conakry.

The pair were due to be involved in their nation's World Cup qualifier later today, but ended up being "stranded" inside their hotel, where coach Vahid Halilhodzic said he could hear gunfire "nearly all day".

Speaking to L'Equipe, he said: "We are at the hotel, we hear gunshots nearby all day. We are waiting for permission to go to the airport, for the moment we are stranded. A plane is waiting for us, but we are not allowed to leave. And to get to the airport, it takes 45 minutes to an hour. When you hear gunshots outside, safety is not 100% guaranteed."

Following hours in the hotel, with some players 'worried' according to Halilhodzic, both the Moroccans and the match officials, who were also staying in the same accommodation, were eventually escorted to the airport late on Sunday, from where they were flown to safety.

"Guinea's borders are currently closed, but the Moroccans and match officials were given special authorisation to leave," Cellou Diallo told BBC Sport Africa.

FIFA and their African counterparts Caf said they had decided to postpone the qualifier in order to ensure the safety of the players and officials.

A joint statement by the two bodies reads: "The current political and security situation in Guinea is quite volatile and is being closely monitored by Fifa and Caf. To ensure the safety and security of all players and all match officials, Fifa and Caf have decided to postpone the match."