Dennis, Okereke win Belgian League with Club Brugge

Nigerian’s Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke have been crowned champions of Belgium after their Club Brugge were confirmed as league champions on Thursday. The rest of the season has been voided due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Belgian FA became the first UEFA nation to make a decision on their league standings after the league’s board decided that the season would not be able to be completed. Virtually all leagues across the world stopped in March and have remained so.

Brugge were already 15 points clear of second placed Gent when the league stopped. It is the style of the Belgian league to use a playoff system after 30 games to decide champions and hand out European places.

But with 29 games already played, they have decided to declare Brugge champions while Gent will go into the Champions League qualifiers for next season.

Sensational Nigeria forward Dennis has thus picked up his second league title with the club. Dennis won his first title with the club in the 2017/2018 season.

His international teammate, David Okereke who linked up with Brugge from Italia Serie B outfit, Spezia last summer has now picked up the title in his first season with the club.

However, they are yet to decide on relegation and the cup final with a working group put together to determine the fairest way to decide it.

The working group has officials from Genk, Gent, KV Kortijk, Zulte Waregem and the CEO of the Pro League and CEO of the players Union.