Bafana Bafana's heroes welcome at the OR Tambo International Airport.
Songs were sung for hours in anticipation before the crowd erupted at the sight of coach Shakes Mashaba.
Bafana faces Nigeria in their final Afcon qualifier tonight at 7pm.
Fans have taken to Twitter to express their emotions following Saturday’s win over Sudan.
The national team qualifies for Afcon 2015 following a 2-1 win over Sudan on Saturday.
Shakes Mashaba handed over the vacant captain’s armband to Dean Furman.