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Emmanuel Denis wins Belgian league title with Club Brugge as coronavirus forced league to end

Emmanuel Denis wins Belgian league title with Club Brugge as coronavirus forced league to end

Club Brugge are set to be crowned Belgian champions after the League’s board of directors on Thursday recommended that the league end due to coronavirus pandemic. 

This recommendation, Vista.ng learnt that will need the endorsement of the General Assembly on 15th of April, which will be a mere formality.

Club Brugge were 15 points clear with one game remaining before officially being crowned the king of Belgium.

In the Belgian pro League statement made available on Thursday, “A resumption of the competition would in no way outweigh the health risks for players, employees and everyone involved in the competition organisation and the necessary maintenance of order,” the statement said.

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“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 Belgian post-season format would usually see a second playoff competition between the remaining 10 teams in the top flight and the top six teams from the second tier, with the winner going on to face a team from the other play-off competition for the country’s final European place”.

With this decision, Nigerian stars Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke have now won their first silverware in Europe.

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