The squad includes three players from the English Premier League.
Bafana Bafana have been drawn into Group C alongside Algeria, Ghana and Senegal.
Songs were sung for hours in anticipation before the crowd erupted at the sight of coach Shakes Mashaba.
Two goals from Tokelo Rantie saw Bafana hold Nigeria to a 2-all draw and knock the Super Eagles out of Afcon.
Tokelo Rantie made up for an early miss by scoring an excellent goal to give Bafana Bafana a 1-0 lead.
Bafana faces Nigeria in their final Afcon qualifier tonight at 7pm.