Gor Mahia coach, Dylan Kerr has been omitted from the 2017 Kenyan Premier League coach of the year nomination list released on Thursday.
Kerr steered Gor Mahia to the league title despite joining the champions in the second leg, in July 2017.
Ugandan Ssimbwa steered Sofapaka to a second place finish behind Gor Mahia while Muluya guided Kariobangi Sharks to third place in their KPL debut last season.
The nominations were done by the coaches and captains of all the 18 KPL clubs that participated in the 2017 season.
The coaches and captains will meet again at the KPL Headquarters on Friday, 12 January 2018, to finalize the final selection.
This will be followed by the Awards Ceremony later that evening, Friday, 12 January 2018.