Name: Nelson Surname: Maluleke Date of birth: 01/04/1998 Place of birth: Mbalenhle, Mpumalanga Nationality: South Africa Height: 168cm Weight: 60kg Best foot: Right 1° position: Offensive playmaker Club: Contract: Transfer fee request: Agent: Giulio D'Alessandro
Story Maluleke career started when in 2011 he was selected from Super Sport United Academy, one of the best of the country. Becoming one of the most promising players of the country he was selected by the U17 National Team for the 2014 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers where he dressed the shirt nr#10 and was named captain of the team. He was again captain and nr#10 during the 2015 African Cup of Nations, where he leads the team to the final. In 5 games he scored 2 goals and served 1 assist. South Africa qualified to U17 World Cup (Chile 2015). South Africa was eliminated in the group stage, Maluleke, again captain and nr#10, played all the games getting the attention of Dutch club PEC Zwolle that took him in trial in the middle of November 2015. After a good testing period he returned to South Africa, hadn't Zwolle found a deal with Supersport United. From 2016 he was called by South Africa U20 for the U20 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers games. He is again the nr.10 and the captain of the selection.
Technical qualities: Nelson Maluleke has all the qualities for be a true nr#10. He has a good ball controll, he is able to play with first touches and with the back to the goal. He has a killer pass with which he assist his teammates in the goal zone. He is a playmaker able to make the play of his team since his midfield. Mental qualities: He is a typical nr#10, creative and brilliant. He is also a smart player, able to find the right place in the right moment where be dangerous for the opponents and supportive for the teammates. Physical qualities: He is a small size player, his ability in the controll of the ball and in the dribbling allow him to avoid the physical challenges. He has a good speed and he is able to run box to box. Position: Maluleke is a nr#10, he can play in any kind of offensive line in that position. He can also play as nr#8 in a midfield line composed by 3 elements.