Gwar (pictured) came off the bench to score twice to ensure two-time African champions, Enyimba, were saved from an upset in the hands of modest Anges de Notse in the Caf Champions League on Sunday.
Enyimba went on to win 3-1 after trailing The Angels for about 50 minutes.
Femi Thomas in goal for Enyimba who had barely touched the ball in the opening 40 minutes, watched as Anges de Notse took the lead.
Sloppy defending at the back by the People's Elephant allowed Cheik Aziz Camara score the game's opener.
The Angels took their one-goal lead into the break but Ifeanyi Ede, Abdulrahman Bashir and Kingsley Sokari were all guilty of missing scoring chances for Enyimba in the first 45 minutes.
The restart for Enyimba was filled with uncompleted passes and a flurry of misses.
New signings for Enyimba, Bashir and Mfon Udoh, were particularly the culprits in missing gilt edged chances.
Enyimba will feel a little hard done by as they had two penalty appeals turned down in quick succession.
Gwar, who had replaced Ede just before half time, turned on the show with seven minutes left by scoring the equaliser.
The celebration of the equaliser had barely died down when youngster, Kingsley Sokari pounced and gave Enyimba the lead on 85 minutes.
Five minutes later, Gwar scored his second of the afternoon and Enyimba's third to give the Aba club a two-goal lead.
Enyimba will now take a two-goal lead into the second leg scheduled to hold in Lome next weekend.