Dennis and Tau’s Club Brugge declared Belgian champions

Percy Tau, Club Brugge, August 2019

Percy Tau has won his first league title in Europe after Club Brugge were declared Belgium Pro League kings.

The South Africa international was loaned from Brighton & Hove Albion to the Blue-Black after failing to get a UK work permit.

Nevertheless, he has won the Belgian league after just eight months at the Jan Breydel Stadium following the outbreak of Covid-19.

In April, the Pro League’s board of directors established the Belgium top-flight will not resume due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was confirmed that all fixtures until the point of abandonment are valid, and the current standings in the division are considered the final placings this season.

And on Friday, Club Brugge broke the news on their social media platforms. 

Apart from the 25-year-old Tau, Emmanuel Denis (Nigeria), Odilon Kossounou (Cote d'Ivoire), Simon Deli (Cote d'Ivoire), Mbaye Diagne (Senegal), Clinton Mata (Angola), Krepin Diatta (Senegal), David Okereke (Nigeria) and Youssouph Badji (Senegal) will be handed a winners’ medal.

Tau featured in 18 league games and found the net thrice for Philippe Clement’s men, with his last goal coming in the 3-0 defeat of Mechelen in December.

Before moving to Europe, the Witbank-born player helped Mamelodi Sundowns win the 2016 Caf Champions League, while he was named Proximus League Player of the Season for 2018-19.