SOUTH Africa's Bafana Bafana broke the jinx here at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom in Nigeria when they beat the Super Eagles 1-0 in front of own backyard.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) borrowed balls from their South African counterparts for the game between Nigeria and South Africa.
The team equally resolved to bounce back in the remaining games of the World Cup and Africa Nations Cup qualifiers. "We respect them but not scared of them", Baxter said. "The whole team lost, I can't blame a single player", Rohr said after the game.
"We will ensure that no stone is left unturned in our pursuit of a ticket to Cameroon, " Dalung added.
"We were compact in the opening 20 minutes but once we realized we could open them up, we went for the jugular and boy".
"We knew that South Africa were unbeaten in 17 now 18 games and expected a tough game".
The first half seemed to be totally dominated by the locals but they were not able to open the score.
"If we had played the second half like we played the first half, things would have turned out better", he said. "If we react positively to any situation, we have a good chance of coming out with a solid result", said the Bafana coach.
"We have a game plan for the Super Eagles and we won't make excuses for fatigue, no matter what".
Libya, who had won 5-1 earlier on Friday against Seychelles in Egypt lead the group.
It is the second time Baxter will defeat Nigeria with Bafana.
The Nigerians will be hoping for a better qualifying round after missing out on the previous two editions of the AFCON (2015 and 2017).