New Zealand Soccer (NZS) says it is backing Wellington as the new home of the New Zealand-based A-League franchise.
"The Wellington consortium must secure further capital-based funding before NZS will commit to a licence agreement with A-league administrators, Football Federation of Australia (FFA)," NZS said in a statement today.
NZS chief executive Graham Seatter said the national body would "partner" Wellington in its search for additional funding with the hope of signing a sub-lease agreement by next Thursday.
Great news imo. Auckland don't deserve the franchise. Time to give Wellington a crack.
I just hope they re name the team 'Wellington' instead of 'NZ'. ffs everytime a commentator says NZ it sounds as if it is our national side...