The “Mena Cadets” led 2-0 at the thanks to a brace from Abdoul Karim Sanda. The Sahel SC midfielder deservingly gave Niger an early lead on 29 minutes before netting the double three minutes before the break from the spot.
The Angolans resumed stronger and it was only a matter of time that they will reduce the deficit. The turning point came on 68 minutes when Melono Moundo Dala headed past Khaled Lawali to put his side back into the game.
Six minutes from time, Jelson João Mivo broke the hearts of the Nigeriens with the equalizer to save “Palanquinhas” from the jaws of defeat.
The result gives all four teams in Group B with a point each after holders Mali were held to a barren draw by debutants Tanzania earlier at the same venue.