Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Dennis crowned champions with Club Brugge as Belgian league is canceled due to Coronavirus
Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Dennis and another Nigerian forward David Okereke are to be crowned Champion of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League with his club side Club Brugge.
A statement by the Belgian league board of directors recommended the season should be ended prematurely due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The statement said, “A resumption of the competition would in no way outweigh the health risks for players, employees and everyone involved in the competition organization and the necessary maintenance of order,” the statement said.
“In addition, possible contamination of a player or the core of the team risks to influence the sporting course of the further competition in an unacceptable manner.
“Even if games behind closed doors could theoretically be possible, the additional pressure they place on health and order services should be avoided.”
The board of directors made the recommendation of Thursday, April 2nd and await a final decision at the general assembly meeting which will be held on April 15.
Before the league was suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Club Brugge were 15 points clear at the top of the league with one game remaining of the Belgian regular season,
After the regular season, the top six teams take part in a play-off series which will determine the champion and places in the Champions League and Europa League.