Katompa Myumpa earned DR Congo a deserved draw against one of tournament favourite, the Atlas Lions of Morocco.
Achraf Hakimi put Morocco ahead early in the game at San -pedro but Myumpa ensured both sides would have a share of the spoils.
Having beaten Tanzania 3-0 in their opening game, Morocco are on top of Group F with four points, with DR Congo on two points after starting by drawing 1-1 with Zambia.
The Leopards were awarded a penalty late in the first half for a Selim Amallah handball following a VAR check, but Galatasaray forward Bakambu’s kick hit the post and went wide.
Tanzania and Zambia will meet each other in Sunday’s other game, before 2022 World Cup semi-finalists Morocco take on the Zambians in their last group outing on Wednesday with the aim of wrapping up a spot in the knockout stage.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco would have to wait till the last game of group F before grabbing qualification to the second round of the ongoing AFCON.
The result leaves the group open as any of the other teams can still qualify from the group.