Super Eagles of Nigeria secured an away win on Sunday against their Ethiopian counterparts in the first leg of the of FIFA 2014 World Cup Play-Off.
The African Champions came back from a goal down in Addis Ababa to snatch three points from the determined Ethiopians ahead of the second-leg billed for November.
Behalu Assefa put his side up in the 56th minute through a cross from the left flank. His effort was adjudged a goal for crossing the line even though it was caught by the Nigerian goalie, Vincent Enyeama.
Emenike found the back of the net in the 67th minute with a powerful shot from the edge of the box sending the stadium quiet.
The Fenerbahçe forward was dragged down in the box for a clear penalty — he calmly dispatched the penalty to give the Super Eagles the victory and a leg in Brazil.