Nigeria dismantles second-string Argentina 4-1

Nigeria used its top players in a warmup for an African Cup of

Nations qualifier and routed a second-string Argentina squad 4-1

Wednesday, helped by two first-half goals from Zaragoza striker

Ikechukwu Uche.

Victor Obinna of West Ham also scored in the first half and

Emmanuel Emenike of Turkey’s Fenerbahce added another early in the

second half. Mauro Boselli scored on a penalty kick for Argentina

in second-half stoppage time.

Argentina was largely ineffective against the quicker Nigerians,

often failing to connect on even routine passes. The South

Americans played without stars such as Lionel Messi and Carlos

Tevez, using reserve players based mostly with European clubs.