The game was played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt and kicked off at 5PM Nigerian time.
The Super Eagles took the lead when Ogenyi Onazi chipped a free kick towards Kelechi Iheanacho who passed for William Troost Ekong to score.
DR Congo slowly advanced into the game, with Benik Afobe at the heart of the attack for the Leopards who aimed to spoil the Super Eagles last home game before the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
At half time the Super Eagles dominated possession with 59% to DR Congo 41%, and had two shots on target while the Leopards had one.
Several changes were made by Gernot Rohr at the start of the second half Joel Obi off for Mikel Agu, Echiejiele off for Ola Aina, Iheanacho off for Alex Iwobi.
DR Congo equalised from the penalty spot when Ola Aina, brought down his opponent in the box and Malango Ngita converted the spot kick to equalise.
The Eagles tried to equalise with 10 minutes to play but the DR Congo team were resolute in defence and held on for a well deserved draw.
Super Eagles vs DR Congo starting lineup
Super Eagles starting XI (4-4-2): Uzoho, Ebuehi, Ekong, Balogun, Echiejile; Onazi, Etebo, Joel Obi; Lokosa, Iheanacho, Simy