The Super Falcons of Nigeria rallied to earn a share of the spoils against Ethiopia in their 2024 Olympics second-round qualifying contest at the Abebe Bekila Stadium, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday.
Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala missed an early chance for the Super Falcons.
Ethiopia took the lead through Birkie Amare in the sixth minute.
The Super Falcons struggled to get going on the bumpy pitch.
Oshoala and Gift Monday combined at the half-hour mark, but the former failed to direct her shot on target.
Atletico Madrid forward Rasheedat Ajibade equalised for Nigeria six minutes after the break.
Substitute Ifeoma Onumonu had a goal ruled out for offside in stoppage time.
Both teams will clash in the reverse fixture at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on Tuesday, October 31.
The overall winner will face Cameroon or Uganda in the third round.