The Stallions are set to make history while the Super Eagles are hoping to win the Nations Cup trophy for a third time.
Today Sunday evening 6: oopm will be the end of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) – Johannesburg, GA.
On the road to the final, Nigeria scored 10 goals and conceded four while Burkina Faso have scored seven and conceded two.
Both have improved but Burkina Faso will be missing in form striker Alain Traore, who equalised against Nigeria and scored three goals during the tournament before picking up an injury. The good news for the Burkinabe is that star player Jonathan Pitroipa has had his red card from their last match against Ghana rescinded after CAF decided that his booking was a mistake.
The Nigerians also have injury concerns for two of their better players – Emmanuel Emenike, who has scored four goals, and the chief instigator against Mali, Victor Moses, who has added two strikes.
Burkina Faso will also have to make changes to their line-up, with right-back Koffi a major doubt.
For Burkina Faso, this is uncharted territory and for Nigeria, it is a chance to return to the high standards of previous years.