With Excelsior's surprising promotion after the season 2009–10, Wattamaleo returned on the highest level, as he signed a two year deal with the new Eredivisie club. However, he couldn't prevent Excelsior losing the season opening match against De Graafschap (3-0).
After the relegation of Excelsior, at the end of the 2011-12 season, Wattamaleo was released. In November 2012 he signed with NEC until the end of the season.
After one season, in which he played only 3 matches, Wattamaleo left NEC on a free transfer and signed a two-year contract with FC Volendam.