The young Whanganui football player James Musa has been signed by the Wellington Phoenix as one of the club's under-21 players.
The 18-year-old defender joins the Phoenix for next season in what is his first contract as a professional player.
Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert had the opportunity to assess Musa's ability when he spent six weeks training with the Phoenix last season.
All A-League squads have to have a minimum of three under-21 players. The addition of Musa means they now have two with Marco Rojas.