Kenya have taken the lead in the Afcon Group F standings after Harambee Stars settled for a draw against Ethiopia on Wednesday.
The Sebastien Migne coached side picked a vital point in a 0-0 draw with the host to take Kenya's tally of points to four, same as Ethiopia, though Stars have a superior goal difference.
Kenya recovered from a 2-1 defeat to suspended Sierra Leone with a 1-0 victory over Ghana in September, before forcing a draw against the Walya Antelopes. Ghana are third with three points, same as Sierra Leone, who have inferior goal difference.
The standing, though, is prone to changes should Sierra Leone be kicked out of the qualifiers after the country’s FA was suspended by Fifa over government’s interference. Kenya will face Ethiopia in the return leg, on Sunday, in Nairobi.