Years of isolation are the root cause, but after 20 years of African Champions League participation this insularity should have disappeared SA has been plunged into another round of soul searching over the early exit of its clubs from the African Champions League after Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns were dumped out of the tournament last weekend.It leaves only Orlando Pirates to fly the flag for the country this year in the secondary African Confederation Cup and highlights yet another dismal return to the pan-African events for a country with some of the best resources on the continent and that has the reputation for having the best-run league.The defeats mean SA’s chances of retaining two places in the two competitions from 2017 are slim. The country will drop down the club rankings of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to outside the top 12 who are entitled to two teams per competition.SA regained the right to two places this year due to Pirates’s run to the 2013 Ch...

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