Nigerian duo of Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke have been crowned Belgium Champions after an early end to the season due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak worldwide.
They voted unanimously for cancellation in a conference call on Thursday, and it is expected to be approved by the general assembly on April 15.
In a statement on Thursday, the Pro League’s board of directors established the Belgium top-flight will not resume due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brugge was 15 points clear of second-placed Gent and the Belgian league normally goes into a playoff system after 30 games to decide champions and European places.
Super Eagles forward Dennis, a key member of the Club Brugge’s team has now picked up his second league title with the club after claiming his first title with the club in the 2017/2018 season.
His international teammate, Okereke who linked up with Belgian outfit from Italia Serie B outfit, Spezia last summer has now picked up the title in his first season with the club.
Apart from the Nigerian duo other African stars of Odilon Kossounou (Cote d’Ivoire), Simon Deli (Cote d’Ivoire), Mbaye Diagne (Senegal), Clinton Mata (Angola), Krepin Diatta (Senegal), Percy Tau (South Africa) and Youssouph Badji (Senegal) will be handed a winners’ medal.
The Belgian FA are the first UEFA nation to make a decision on their league standings after the league’s board decided that the season wouldn’t be able to be completed.
But clubs in Belgium, where the death toll from the coronavirus passed 1,000 on Thursday, have been pressing for more than a week for a conclusion to the campaign amid growing concern over finances.