Sunday, March 11, 2018

Marvelous Nakamba Poised For His First European Title With Club Brugge!

It has been quite a phenomenal journey filled with passion, dedication and hard work for Zimbabwe midfield maestro Marvelous Nakamba as he set to lift his first European Championship title with Club Brugge who finished the Belgian First Division League on top with 67 points from 30 matches after a 0-1 win away to Sint Truidense VV on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Bantu Rovers product has been a very important player for Club Brugge's dominance in the league this season ever since he arrived from Vitesse Arnhem in July 2017, helping Brugges win 20 matches, drawing 7 and losing only three times, carrying a massive six points gap into the Championship playoffs.

Nakamba has played an impressive 26 out of 30 matches for Club Brugge this season, starting 22 times and only substituted four times.

Club Brugge will be joined in the Championship playoff by second placed Anderlecht with 55 points, 3. Charleroi- 51pts, 4. AA Genk- 50pts, 5. Racing Genk- 44pts and sixth placed Standard also on 44 points.

The points obtained during the regular season are halved (and rounded up) before the start of the playoff. As a result, Club Brugge will start the playoff on 34 points, defending champions Anderlecht on 28 points, Charleroi- 26pts, AA Genk- 25pts, Racing Genk- 22pts and Standard also on 22 pts in a home and away fixture.

The winner of the playoff will be crowned Champions after a round of ten matches and will also qualify for UEFA Champions League group stage.

If Club Brugge go ahead to win the Championship, it will be their 15th title and first European Championship medal for Nakamba, his second European silverware after winning the Dutch FA Cup with Vitesse Arnhem in 2016/17 season.


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