Nigeria were held to a 1-1 stalemate in their pre-World Cup friendly against Congo DR at the Adokiye Amiesimake Stadium on Monday evening.
The Super Eagles got off to a perfect start with defender William Troost-Ekong scoring his first international goal in the 14th minute, but a rash challenge from second-half substitute Ola Aina paved the way for a comeback from their adventurous visitors, as Ben Malango netted the equaliser from the penalty spot.
Gernot Rohr handed debuts to Simeon Nwankwo and Junior Lokosa, with Kelechi Iheanacho completing a three-man attack. While Oghenekaro Etebo and Elderson Echiejile returned to the side and Tyronne Ebuehi continued in the right-back position.
For Congo, Florent Ibenge had Benik Afobe lead the line, with Paul-José M’Poku providing support for the Bournemouth striker.