The Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) was established in 1965 with the Botswana National Football Association (BNFA) as its only member Affiliate. The BNSC being an independent organization relied on private donors for funding and largely on the Bechuanaland National Sports Appeal Fund (BENSAF) which also came into existence in 1965(B.Masala on Sports in Botswana: E.O. Owolabi &Thomas Adolph 1996). BENSAF, as the name suggest, was entrusted with raising funds from within the country and internationally; with a mission to construct sports facilities and source equipment. It was through the donations and self-help initiatives that Botswana saw its first National Stadium constructed and officially opened in September 1966.