The talented Costa Rica attacker has signed a two-year deal at the Westpac Stadium.
Wellington Phoenix head coach Ernie Merrick says the signing of Costa Rica attacker Kenny Cunningham represents a “major coup” for the club.
It’s been confirmed that Cunningham has put pen-to-paper on a two-year contract ahead of the new A-League season following a season-long spell at Bolivian outfit Club The Strongest and will join international team-mate Carlos Hernandez at the Westpac Stadium.
The 28-year-old’s arrival has certainly excited Merrick, who believes his arrival will send out a message that The Nix mean business this term after ending the previous campaign at the bottom of the division.
“From the outset I said I wanted an attacking player who can come in from the wing and get into goal-scoring positions,” he said to Football Australia.
“It had to be someone with pace who has a credible footballing background.
“Kenny Cunningham ticks all those boxes. He is very pacey and plays in the Costa Rican national team as a first eleven choice.
“It is a major coup for the Phoenix to attract such a player.”
Cunningham recently starred in the Costa Rica side that competed in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and were narrowly beaten to top spot in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying series by the United States.