Both sides used the match to prepare for next month’s 2014 final World Cup qualifiers playoffs. However, the Stallions were without several of their top stars like Alain Traore, Aristide Bance and Jonathan Pitroipa.
South Africa-based defender James Okwuosa made his international debut for Nigeria. super-eagels Brown Ideye, who until now, constantly misses scoring chances, gave the Eagles the lead in the 13th minute, when he capitalised on a blunder by Burkina Faso goalkeeper Lare Diarra.
The Dynamo Kiev striker later doubled the advantage on 43 minutes, when he got to the end of a through ball by John Ogu before he clipped the ball past the Burkina Faso goalkeeper.
Newcastle United Shola Ameobi fired Eagles’ third goal in the 53rd minute for his first goal for the Nigerian national side. He celebrated the goal with such an uncommon zeal..
Substitute Emmanuel Emenike completed the rout with a fourth goal in the 63rd minute as Nigeria turned on the style inside a packed Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
The Etalons pulled a goal back late on when a cross evaded everyone before Simpore tapped home from the back post.