Winger trained with the club for the first time on Tuesday.
New Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick is convince new signing Kenny Cunningham will wreak havoc in the A-League next season.
Cunningham trained with his new employers for the first time on Tuesday after being persuaded to put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at the Westpac Stadium by New Zealand compatriot Carlos Hernandez after becoming fed up at Bolivian outfit The Strongest.
Merrick is excited by the potential of the 28-year-old, believing his pace will be a weapon to use against weak defences, and point to a goal he scored for Costa Rica earlier in 2013 that was disallowed for offside.
“On slow motion replay, he was two metres onside,” Merrick told 3News. “When you’ve got someone with pace like that, it’s very hard for an opposition defence to play high.
“It’s something I’ve utilised at all the other clubs I’ve coached at. I always like to have a couple of players who are very fast to play in behind.”
Cunningham will certainly add a greater cutting edge in attack having notched 10 goals for his country and will battle with Hernandez, Paul Ifill, Tyler Boyd and Leo Bertos for a spot in Merrick’s attack.