But the former France-based player expects a difficult match against Burkina Faso in Johannesburg on Sunday.
Nigeria beat Mali 4-1 on Wednesday to set up cup final against the Stallions, who sent out Ghana from the tournament on penalties in the second semifinal . A win for the Eagles will see them ruling Africa again, having won at home in 1980 and at Tunisia’ 94.
Ideye, who scored the second for the Eagles, told our correspondent that he had struck a good understanding with Emenike, who he described as an “unselfish playmate”.
The former Ocean Boys star said, “Emenike is strong and understands being a partner to another striker.
“It’s rare to find a partner who understands the way you want a pass to come. We have only being together for a few weeks but there is great understanding between us.
“He knows when to slow down the ball and keep it until there is someone to play with. A selfish partner can be frustrating but with him, you only need to be at the right place to get the right pass.”
The 24-year-old added, “We have played Burkina Faso in the group stage and we know how they play. But they also understand our style too, so it’s going to be a difficult game.”
He praised the efforts of Mikel Obi in the tournament, saying the Chelsea midfielder’s performance had been inspirational.
Ideye said, “Mikel works very hard, plays for the team and helps even outside his position.
“Coach (Stephen) Keshi likes players who work hard and play to his plan.
“I’ve played at the back and in the midfield in this competition, especially when our opponents are threatening us.”