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NPFL 2023 season: Player to watch; Shooting Stars playmaker, Taofeek Malomo (photos)
NPFL 2023 season: Player to watch; Shooting Stars playmaker, Taofeek Malomo (photos)

Ever since the emergence of professional football in Nigeria, players who play in the country’s top-flight division have proven to be in demand. The list of Nigeria topflight division gems to make their way to the widely recognised stronger leagues across the world grows longer every season.

Who are we tipping to be the next player in the Nigeria Premier Football League to make the move away from the country and into major leagues across the globe ? We look at one talented player and the data that underpins his impressive career thus far.

Taofeek Malomo (Shooting Stars): Playmaker

Taofeek Malomo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Nigeria Premier Football League outfit, Shooting Stars.


A creatively and technically gifted player, Shooting Stars man, Taofeek Malomo is a versatile attacking midfielder who primarily operates in a playmaking role. He can additionally be fielded on either the right or left flank.


Malomo boasts of having good composure on the ball, passing and disciplined decision making. He is an agile player who tends to dangerously roam around the opponents’ defence area looking for an intelligent and creative pass or through ball.


He is one of the few players in the Nigeria topflight division who has great attacking play both on and off the ball. He also possesses great attacking positioning which allows him to have one of the best eyes for goal.


Perhaps its also safe to say his best qualities are his passing discipline, agility, creativity, positioning during attack and the ability to pick out a key pass.


He’s very quick and has the ability to attack and score goals himself. Whilst playing for Shooting Stars last season, Malomo has played in a left midfield, or a central attacking midfield role.


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