Abdulsamadu Musafiri Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Suspended Sadolin Paints coach Peter Kirumira has admitted failing at a club he joined at the start of the season as head coach.

Kirumira and his assistant Abdul Samandu Musafiri were suspended by the club on Saturday following a dismal campaign that has left the Jinja side at the brink of relegation, and Kirumira who has overseen only five wins at the club says he has failed.

He said: “I’m not going to comment on whether it was a right decision for them to suspend me or not. It is entirely their decision. We coaches are judged by the results and if you’re not getting the good ones, the owners of the clubs are free to take action.

“Going by the material we have at the club, I think it would have been very hard for any coach but I’m not going to blame the playing staff or anyone. I’ll take full responsibility. I was the head coach, and results were not coming. I failed to fulfill the club’s target. The suspension is entirely due to poor performance which I accept.”

With three games left to the end of this term, Sadolin are seated second from the bottom with 26 points.

The club faces tough ties in their remaining games, with fellow relegation threatened Bul, Express and table toppers KCCA still to play.

The run-in makes it almost impossible to survive the axe but Kirumira is confident the side will pull it off.

“We need to win two games and draw the other and hope for the best. The remaining games are very, very tough, but I’m still confident the boys can make it. We are still with the team, although silently now, and we’ve been talking to the boys.

“They are confident too. Well it is not in our hands now but we have to keep going, keep believing and hope our rivals falter. We have to try and win the remaining games starting with tomorrow’s game which is a do or die for both teams.”

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