Soccer NZ complains about A-League deadline

Soccer New Zealand CEO Graham Seatter says Football Federation Australia's deadline for the two New Zealand groups bidding for an A-League franchise was just too tight for one and there's no guarantee the other will succeed. A Manawatu-Wellington group is New Zealand's last hope of having a team in the league after the FFA revoked the New Zealand Knights FC licence in December. Seatter told Radio NZ he was disappointed to hear the Auckland group had pulled out as they'd seemed pretty positive ahead of a meeting on Monday with potential investors.