At its meeting on 4 March 2002, the Goal Bureau endorsed the construction of a technical centre in Malabo. Funds from Goal and the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme are being used to finance the project, which will be realised on land donated by the government. Construction is due to be completed in autumn 2003. The complex comprises football pitches, accommodation, office space for technical staff, dressing rooms and a small restaurant. It will be available to all of Equatorial Guinea
's national teams. Moreover, plans are afoot to set up a football academy for the nation's most promising young footballers (boys and girls) in various age groups. An action plan is being drawn up, which in addition to elaborating a detailed programme of initiatives, will also ensure that the facilities are properly maintained.