Emmanuel Dennis Wins Maiden Pro Jupiler League Title With Club Brugge

Super Eagles forward, Emmanuel Dennis has won his maiden Belgian Pro League title after Club Brugge were declared Champions with the remainder of the country’s professional league season cancelled on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision means Dennis alongside compatriot David Okereke will return to the Champions League next season.

Brugge had a massive 15 point lead at the top of the standings with one round of matches left to play before the start of the post-season playoffs, involving the top six clubs.

The post-season playoffs would have determined the league champion and spots for European places but that would no longer take place.

However, the decision by the Pro League board must be ratified at a meeting of the 24 clubs in the top two divisions but 17 of them had already last week called for the season to be cancelled.

A five-man working group has been set up to decide how to deal with the issue of relegation and promotion and places in next season’s European club competitions.

Dennis, 22, who made his debut for Nigeria in an 8-minute cameo in a friendly against Ukraine last year has been in blistering form for the Blauw-Zwart this season with nine goals and two assists in all competitions.

The Abuja-born forward announced himself to the European elite with a stunning brace against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in a UEFA Champions League encounter in August.

He backed that up with a delightful lob against Manchester United in the Europa League in February.

His performances for Club Brugge has seen him linked with a host of European powerhouses including Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid.