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Gabon will be uphill battle - Gould

Bafana defender Morgan Gould admits that another loss is the last thing Bafana needed.

Bafana Bafana logo. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Bafana Bafana defender Morgan Gould anticipates an uphill battle against Gabon in an international friendly on Friday.

Gould, who scored his first international goal for Bafana during the team's 1-1 draw against Botswana, has urged his teammates to convert scoring opportunities.

The defender admitted Bafana would be under immense pressure to beat Gabon who are currently ranked 19 places above South Africa.

"They've got good players. [It depends] on who is motivated and whose team wants it more. I think it's going to be a good game...We've got our work cut out for us."

Gould said following Bafana's recent, unconvincing performances against Ethiopia and Botswana in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, another draw or loss is the last thing they need this weekend.

"We're not happy about it, but I think it's a work in progress. If you don't concede goals, it means you don't lose games...We want to give it our all. We're trying to go the extra mile. We'll try to get something."

Previous Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane was sacked after Safa called an emergency committee meeting after a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifying game against Ethiopia last week.

Safa's Technical Committee tasked with making recommendations for the Bafana Bafana coaching job has shortlisted five coaches for the job.

They include Gordon Igesund, Gavin Hunt, Neil Tovey, Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba and interim coach Steve Komphela.

The process of presentations and interviews will begin on Wednesday.

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