After an abysmal performance of Nigeriaís Super Eagles in Ghana, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has decided to review the performance of the team as well as the future of German coach Berti Vogts.
Vogts was a dead man walking prior to the game against Ghana but quietly nailed his own coffin when he failed to steer the Fifaís number one ranked side to the semi-final of the African Cup of Nations.
This was the first time Nigeria failed to get there since 1982.
Nigeria's biggest glories in international football have all been achieved under foreign coaches.
Jo Bonfrere was in charge when the country became the first African team to win an Olympic Gold in Football at the 1996 Centennial Games in Atlanta, Georgia, while compatriot Clemens Westerhof led the Super Eagles to a second Nations Cup triumph in Tunisia in 1994.
Nigeria first won the Nations Cup on home soil in 1980 under the Brazilian Otto Gloria.
But under Vogts they have taken stepped backwards by two decades and attained an all-time low.
The German turned an attack-minded Nigerian side into a defensive oriented team, hence the lack of adventure and dearth of creativity in the midfield.
The team could not score in their first two games and finished the competition with only three goals in four matches.
Three local coaches have taken different Nigerian teams to bronze places in the last three editions of the African Cup of Nations, but the new foreigner who crippled the Scottish national team, can only afford Africaís most populous nation an early flight back home.
Vogts earns a record US$50,000 a month, for a Nigerian manger not residing in the country.
Vogts truly did not help develop Nigerian football as promised plus he had never seen any Nigerian league matches.
So what has the nation gained from such a coach? A quick exit at the African Cup of Nations, a draw back in tactics and style of football and a waste of money.