After construction work was completed on the association's headquarters, financed by the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme, on 29 October 2001 the Goal Bureau approved the construction of a national training and education centre. The facilities will be used primarily for training young players, coaches, referees, administrators and medical personnel from clubs, regional bodies and the association itself. The complex will also be used as a base by national teams at various levels and top clubs in Sierra Leone
during preparations for international matches and training camps. «It is difficult to explain just how important the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme and Goal are. They provide proof of FIFA's commitment to promote football all around the world, especially in poorer nations. FIFA really is a global family,» said Hon. Justice M.e. Tolla-Thompson at the ceremony to mark the laying of foundation stone for the complex.