As reported by DIVA in July Eucharia Uche sparked controversy on
the eve of the Women's World Cup when she branded gays as "dirty"
and "a problem".
The Advocate reports that FIFA has now decided to investigate the
comments and the wider issue of homophobia in the women's game,
according to gay group AllOut.org.
The campaign group, which set up a 45,000 signature-strong
petition and a flash mob outside a stadium during the Women's World
Cup in Germany, had urged FIFA to act over Uche's comments.
Andre Banks, co-founder of AllOut.org said in a statement on
Friday according to the Advocate: "Today we are excited to see FIFA
take a first, critical step...By launching an immediate probe into
coach Uche's homophobic statements, the international governing
body of soccer is sending a clear and important message: homophobia
has no place in football, on or off the field."