Bul F.C and Kirinya-Jinja SSS will not get relegated at the end of the season according to Sadolin Paints boss Peter Kirumira.
Bul are currently fifteenth in the Uganda Premier League with 16 points and league debutants Kirinya-Jinja SSS are 14th with the same points.
While majority of local football followers believe the two sides are relegation bound, Kirumira harbours different thoughts.
The experienced tactician believes the two Jinja sides have what it takes to finish the league strongly and beat the drop zone despite their current worrying positions.
“I have heard people say three of the four Jinja sides will get relegated this season. I don’t think that’s going to happen. These are institutional teams. There’s a bit of organization in these teams compared to those other teams,” he said.
“Kirinya and Bul are capable of turning things around. There’s still time to do that.
“Kirinya have been unfortunate. If you look at their performances, they are a side that’s capable of staying in the league. They have been playing well compared to most teams above them. I think if they find consistency, they will survive.”
Sadolin Paints are themselves not safe from the axe. The Painters sit just two places and four points above the drop zone.
Asked about his side’s chances of staying in the league, Kirumira said: “I have never thought of us getting relegated. Not this season at least.”
With eleven games left of play for both Bul and Kirinya, the sides are four points from safety and five points off The Saints stationed eleventh.