Percy Tau's Belgium club set to be crowned champions as Jupiler Pro League is cancelled

Percy Tau (Getty Images)
Percy Tau (Getty Images)

South African star Percy Tau's Belgium outfit Club Brugge are set to be crowned league champions.

This comes after the Jupiler Pro League on Thursday became the first European league to be cancelled.

The Belgian Pro League board proposed the immediate conclusion of the country's football season.

It would make Belgium the first European country to end its top-flight season which would see Tau's Club Brugge crowned as champions.

The board's recommendation now just needs to be endorsed at a general assembly meeting on 15 April, a process that is understood to be a formality.

An important note is that the Belgium league enters into a playoff system after 30 games. With teams having played 29 of those games.

This effectively means that Belgian officials have cancelled the playoffs with the league called to an end with the current league standings becoming final.

Crucially for other European leagues the Jupiler League has not been annulled which falls in line with a recent commitment by UEFA to the completion of leagues across Europe, including the Premier League.

- Compiled by Baden Gillion

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