The young Wellington Phoenix player returned to training this week after leaving in February - and finding another sporting star's support in between.
Fenton announced Friday he was retiring from professional football after nine seasons and more than 150 games for the Phoenix.
Travel-weary Wellington team knocked out of A-League finals by Western United.
City secured the A-League's minor premiership with a 2-1 win.
Reno Piscopo's second-half strike proved the difference against the Wanderers, with the win giving Wellington an unassailable lead over Sydney FC on the table.
Close to 12 minutes' worth of VAR-related delays on decisions for two goals dominated the 3-1 defeat.
With nine players out due to injuries and Covid, the Phoenix lost 5-0 to the Central Coast Mariners days after their 6-0 drubbing to Melbourne City.
From Phoenix teammates to international roommates, Ben Waine and Ben Old are still coming to terms with the upward trajectories of their respective careers.
Wisnewski has the support of the entire club, Phoenix general manager David Dome said.
Tim Payne will remain at the Wellington club until at least the end of the 2024/25 season.
The Government's new five-step plan to reopen borders gives teams a timeline on when they can get back to playing on home soil.
The Wellington Phoenix will play Melbourne Victory next Saturday in Geelong for a spot in the final.
Coach Ufuk Talay said he was having to join in training some days just to make up the numbers.
The 1-0 win over Western United is just the second time the Wellington club has tasted victory in the knockout competition.
The Phoenix coach said they have more important things to look at than apparent missed calls.
The team signed Talitha Kramer on the same day they managed to secure a jersey sponsor for the upcoming season.
The Kiwi Super Rugby teams will join the Warriors, Breakers, Phoenix and others to work out a solution with Sport NZ and the Govt.
The Phoenix are one of many Kiwi sports teams effected by the Government's call to not open borders fully until April.
For many of the players, such as striker Kelli Brown, the everyday reality of life as a pro-athlete is still sinking in.
With the new A-League season fast approaching, there's no let-up in sight.