Malabo, Equatorial Guinea . The request for the establishment of the Ekuatore Gineako Euskal Etxea started its journey this week, and although the group promoting the club still has some documents to submit, the process has begun and the hope is that it will be complete in a few weeks. Today, Aberri Eguna, the group will meet to talk about the next steps at an informal gathering that will also include a toast to the homeland, or even yesterday’s soccer match.
The Ekuatore Gineako Euskal Etxea plans to establish itself as a cultural association and the statutes were prepared, and presented last Thursday, but still lacks notarized recommendations from the Minister of Culture and the island’s governor, to complete the process with the corresponding government authorization.
Once established, the entity legalized at the local level will then be able to request to be recognized by the Basque Government. Once approved the Ekuatore Gineako Euskal Etxea will be added to the General Registry of Basque clubs after approval by the Basque Government and its subsequent publication in the BOPV-EHAA making it part of the international circuit of Basque clubs with the same rights and obligations as the rest around the world.