Baxter has had to rearrange his squad due to injuries to several of his key players – the latest being England-based Kamohelo Mokotjo.
Other key players set to miss this fixture are Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Keagan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Bradley Grobler, who are all out with long term injuries.
Here's how the Bafana Bafana fans reacted on Twitter.
Why is Bafana Bafana trending? pic.twitter.com/gVCcrUwnzX— MELANIN (@Katleho_Katz) November 5, 2018
Bafana Bafana v Nigeria AFCON qualifier squad.— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 5, 2018
Game will be played on 17 November at FNB Stadium.
Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits
I miss the days when Kaizer Chiefs used to be Bafana Bafana— Zeze Fani (@ZenaloFani) November 5, 2018
Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) November 5, 2018
We, together as a nation, will NEVER be satisfied with a Bafana squad announcement. But regardless, every single player has the responsibility to help the country qualify for that AFCON competition. So can we stop complaining?— SHAI (@Shaistah_K) November 5, 2018
I wonder what must Xola Mlambo do ukuthi Abe Ku Bafana Bafana the guy is soo good nje ....— Simo 🕊 #Ngiyazithan (@simo_wam) November 5, 2018
South Africa (@GoalcomSA) November 5, 2018
Guys am scared! what if Bafana Bafana Qualifies for AFCON? & They go on to win it?? pic.twitter.com/ulgc2olYWg— collenmk (@collenmk1) November 5, 2018
Let's be honest Bafana Bafana's team, Mabunda over Mlambo this is not fair.— Karabo Mpeli (@kayy_krazy) November 5, 2018
#Amakhosi duo, keeper Itu Khune and defender Rama Mphahlele have been called up to the Bafana squad to face Nigeria in a 2019 Afcon qualifier!— ThikhaSoccer (@ThikhaSoccer) November 5, 2018
On the issues of banana bafana,SAFA they failed us as a nation stuart he hav a chance before& he failed how does SAFA Hire him again.all the leaders on SAFA must be changed— Timmy (@Timmy33713185) November 5, 2018
Come show your love for our boys as they take on Nigeria in a crucial AFCON qualifier in a few days time. Get your tickets now @Computicket . @CastleLagerSA @flysaa @nikefootballza pic.twitter.com/dVPsWAD6F2— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 2, 2018
this is how Bafana Bafana left Nigeria ka first leg. pic.twitter.com/vEXvbMp5nQ— Mash (@kgaladi_mashilo) November 5, 2018