On whether Bafana are capable of overcoming the threat posed by a Libyan side that was unlucky not to get a goal or two in Durban in September‚ Baxter quickly pointed to their 2-0 away win over Nigeria in the opening round of the qualifiers in June previous year as an indication of what his charges can do.
Speaking after the match, Rohr heaped praise on Brighton and Hove Albion player - now on loan at Union St Gilloise in Belgium's second division - as well as few of his Bafana teammates.
The South Africans must now go to North Africa in March to face the Libyans and avoid defeat to seal a place at the Nations Cup finals in Cameroon next June-July.
Nigeria have 10 points from five games at the top of the group, with South Africa in second on nine points, two ahead of Libya with one round to go.
"I don't criticise the referee but maybe our captain was too fast technically for the linesman".
The result, fighting back from a goal down, might have boosted Bafana's morale following their insipid 0-0 away draw against Seychelles last month.
"We should have been braver especially in the second half but it seems we were instead nervous. I am happy for this young team".
The Super Eagles didn't wait long to take long though for the breakthrough as Samuel Kalu easily eased past Sifiso Hlanti before seeing his cross bundled in by Buhle Mkhawanazi for an own goal.
"They are a strong team, and we will not underrate them".
"Our system when we play three behind is because we want to be close together, to let them come and these conditions were very hard", he said.
"What I think we are good at and if we keep on doing that then I don't think there's any reason we shouldn't be looking forward to the game (against Libya)".
Etebo gets on the end of a cross in the far post but couldn't keep his stretching effort on target. "We are playing against one of the best teams on the continent and our biggest rivals".
"I want to see a good, very competitive match".