In a message responding to her declaration that same-sex female
relationships were "dirty", FIFA's head of women's competitions,
Tatjana Haenni, said they would be tackling Uche for her
She will also be reminded of the organisation's policy on
fairness and equality - a code she must adhere to.
"FIFA is against all forms of discrimination,"Haenni told German
television channel ARD.
"We are here at a FIFA event and will point out that it would be
best to express oneself neutrally."
Nigeria lost their opening Group A game 1-0 to France and have
since been eliminated from the FIFA Women's World Cup after
subsequently losing to Germany.
The team will now play Canada tomorrow, 5 July, in what is
referred to in the sporting world as a 'dead rubber' match -
meaning that the game has no effect on the winner and loser of the
series, other than the number of matches won and lost.
In total, over 35,000 people - including DIVA's Jane Czyzselska
- signed a petition for FIFA to penalise Uche, who made her
controversial comments in The New York Times, last week.