Nigeria sealed their place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after picking a 1-1 draw against South Africa at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
In the other Group E match, Libya ruthlessly destroyed Seychelles 8-1.
Nigeria are on top of the Pool with 10 points, while South Africa have nine points in second place. Libya are third with seven points with bottom placed Seychelles picking one point.
The Super Eagles had the first sniff at goal but Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune made a smart save.
A deflected goal by defender Buhle Mkhwanazi gave Nigeria the lead after 10 minutes. He turned home Samuel Kalu’s right wing cross.
Bafana Bafana were back on level terms thanks to a combination involving Themba Zwane, Percy Tau and Lebo Mothiba.
Tau dummied Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong before passing to Mothiba who applied the finishing touch.
Kelechi Iheanacho ought to have scored but missed a sitter to restore Super Eagles lead after Bafana defence was stretched.
The Super Eagles ended the half the stronger of the two sides although they were unable to restore their lead and went into the break level at 1-1.
The match was very tense in the first ten of the second stanza as the two sides were having a measured approach, although the Super Eagles shaded the possession statistics.
As a result, Baxter made his first change on the hour-mark by bringing on Orlando Pirates attacker Thembinkosi Lorch in place of the in-effective Thulani Serero.
The match was tentative 20 minutes before time as the Super Eagles were in no rush to go forward, seemingly holding out for a draw which was enough to see them qualify for the 2019 Afcon.
Kenneth Omeruo had a glorious chance to snatch the winner for the visitors 16 minutes before time with a free header inside the box that sailed agonisingly wide.
Bafana were lucky not to go behind as Musa thought he had got the winner for the Super Eagles seven minutes before time, but the goal was ruled out for offside, although replays suggest he was onside.
Baxter’s men lacked a sense of urgency in the closing minutes of the encounter and the sides ultimately shared the spoils.
Here’s how they lined up:
Bafana Bafana XI: Bafana Bafana XI: Itumeleng Khune, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Sfiso Hlanti, Hlompho Kekana, Tiyani Mabunda, Themba Zwane, Thulani Serero (Thembinkosi Lorch 60′), Lebo Mothiba, Percy Tau
Subs Not Used: Darren Keet, Dino Ndlovu, Vincent Pule, Motjeka Madisha, Innocent Maela, Teboho Mokoena
Super Eagles XI: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Jamiu Collins, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, Alex Iwobi (Semi Ajayi 90′), Ahmed Musa (Henry Onyekuru 86′), Samuel Kalu, Kelechi Iheanacho (Isaac Success 69′)
Subs Not Used: Daniel Akpeyi, Samuel Chukwueze, Mikel Agu, Brian Idowu