Super Eagles stars, Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi celebrated in their dressing room with team-mates and officials after securing 2019 African Cup of Nations qualification.
Nigeria, meanwhile, finish their campaign at home to the Seychelles who have conceded 22 goals in their five group games and prop up the table with one point.
But somehow, in meetings with South Africa, more often than not Nigeria seem to come out with the last laugh.
The Super Eagles' previous Nations Cup triumphs came in 1980, 1994 and 2013. But it was a good result, let's forget now these two goals that were not given.
Musa, who is the last Nigerian player to score against South Africa at the senior level, when both teams finished a friendly match 1-1 in Nelspruit in March 2015, told thenff.com that the Super Eagles were not thinking of simply gaining a point from the encounter.
A late charge in at the back post from Thulani Hlatshwayo missed the opportunity for Bafana to get back as the ball bundled out of play from a free-kick.
Buhle Mkhwanazi scored an own goal for the Super Eagles in the 16th minute, converting a cross from Samuel Kalu into his own net, and Lebo Mothiba scored for the Bafana Bafana after a good pass for Percy Tau.More news: Ariana Grande debuts new haircut
Seychelles have one match left in the group.
Grobbelaar has now admitted that the situation has led to awareness campaigns and offer of freebies, to ensure South Africans show the same zeal they give to matches between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
As much as Bafana pushed, the Super Eagles were now content to clip their wings and play it conservative for a draw that would be enough for them to qualify, as Bafana found it harder to pry openings.
Serero was replaced by Thembinkosi Lorch in the 61st.
Baxter started with a new-look midfield that had the Sundowns duo of Hlompho Kekana and Tiyani Mabunda in the belly of the park, with Serero and Zwane on the wings.
Musa proving to be a menace for the Bafana Bafana defence, he gets another corner for Nigeria.