Baroka held Kaizer Chiefs to a 1-1 draw in a league match which was played at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Khama Billiat opened the scoring for Amakhosi but Manuel Kambala netted the equaliser in the second half, which means Mamelodi Sundowns have been crowned champions, beating the Soweto giants by two points after finishing on 59 points.
Ernst Middendorp made no changes from the side that beat Chippa United 1-0 in midweek while Baroka welcomed back Elvis Chipezeze who had missed the previous matches.
Chiefs started the game with so much confidence and pace as they knew that a win was a must for them to win the match.
They should have gone ahead in the fifth minute but Lebogang Manyama failed to connect with the ball inside the box, much to the relief of Baroka's technical team.
Amakhosi again came close to opening the scoring in 13 minutes but Chipezeze pulled off a stunning save to deny Samir Nurkovic.
Nurkovic was looking for his 14th goal of the season and possibly looking to score as many goals as he could in order to win the Golden Boot award.
At this stage, it was Chiefs all over with Baroka soaking up the pressure but they have Chipezeze to thank after he put his body on the line, thwarting Reeve Frosler's thumping shot midway through the first half.
The final 10 minutes belonged to Chiefs as Billiat went close to breaking the deadlock with a bicycle-kick from inside the Baroka penalty box.
Billiat wasn't to be denied as he slotted the ball past Chipezeze following a combination play with Nurkovic.
This was after Khune played a long ball into the Baroka box and Nurkovic chested the ball onto the path of the Zimbabwe international to finish with ease.
The goal is exactly what Chiefs needed and, at this stage, they had one hand on the coveted trophy.
Baroka knew they had to come back stronger in the second half more so because they were fighting for relegation and needed just a point to survive.
And they did just that after the break, taking the game to Chiefs and poking holes to their midfield and defence.
Chiefs resorted to defending in an attempt to deny Baroka any chance of equalising.
But it wasn't to be as Baroka drew level just before the hour-mark with Kambala outjumping the entire Amakhosi defence to head the ball past Khune.
This was a massive blow to Amakhosi's chances of lifting the trophy, especially because Sundowns were leading Black Leopards in another match.
Baroka threatened to go ahead two minutes later as Chiefs started pressing the panic buttons, and lost the momentum.
Middendorp introduced Dumisani Zuma, Lazarous Kambole and Anthony Akumu to try and rescue the match but they were unable to spark Chiefs back to life despite a few attempts.
Chiefs did create goalscoring chances of their own in the final 10 minutes but none of them succeeded.
Ultimately, the two teams settled for a share of the spoils as neither side found the winner.
Baroka finished the season in position 14 on the log while Amakhosi finished second behind Sundowns and qualified for next season's Caf Champions League.