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Chancy Cooke


Chancy Cooke’s Bio

Born in 1986, 35, Chancy is a UEFA Pro A Licensed Football Coach currently working in Hong Kong. Chancy is working at a prestigious football academy called Asia Pacific Soccer School and has been there since August 2014. With over 12 years of professional academy coaching experience, the South African is seeking new opportunities in Europe where he can continue to learn and develop.

Professional Coaching History 

Chancy’s football coaching career started in January 2010 when he became the Head Coach of MFA Taiwan/Shenzen (Taipei City). This is a football academy which works with talent from various age groups and develops them to become top class talents in Asia. Here he was tasked with developing a coaching curriculum and delivered sessions to a variety of age groups, marketing/promoting the academy and employing new coaches, training and educating them. Chancy remained at MFA Taiwan/Shenzen until November 2013 where he sought to find a new challenge which would help him learn, develop and grow as a football coach.

In August 2014 the coach was offered an opportunity to work at one of the most prestigious and well known football academies in Hong Kong, Asia Pacific Soccer School. As Head Coach of the academy, Chancy fulfilled similar roles to his previous job, such as creating/managing training programs at the academy and manage the coaching staff towards a common goal. In addition to this, new roles were added which included: leading the U-11 and U-18 through trainings and matches (local and abroad), attend games as a scout and find talented players. In addition, he prepared tours against top European teams, such as Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Barcelona. Chancy has continued to work at MFA Taiwan/Shenzen since 2014 and has gained several years of experience as the head coach of a prestigious football academy.

In 2017, the South African decided to implement his entrepreneurial skills and develop his own personal academy (XIBOBO Football Development) along with another friend. This academy seeks to work specifically with players, create player position training schedules on an individual level, develop ball mastery, creating strength and condition programs for individuals. Furthermore, the South Africa teaches his clients how to motivate themselves regarding training and working hard to achieve their goals.  

XIBOBO Football Development has grown over the past 4 years with various talented footballers having improved and mastered basic football skills under Chancy’s supervision. 

Having worked over a decade in football academies and running them, Chancy is highly skilled and wishes to continue growing, learning and developing his experience and knowledge in football coaching. In addition he seeks new challenges wanting to move more into coaching U-21 squads as well as becoming assistant trainer/coach for the 1st team.  

Achievements and Accomplishments


Cordial Cup Austria – APSS HK

  • U11 2019 Final Position 31st/60 
  • U11 2017 Final position 34th/60 

Verl Cup Germany – APSS HK

  • U10 2019 33rd/140
  • U10 2016 37th/120


  • U10 2016 & 2018 Champions
  • U11 2017 & 2019 Champions



  • U9 2015 Champions 
  • U13 2018 Champions  
  • U10 Runners up 2016 
  • U10 2019 Final position 4th
  • U11 2017 Final position 4th

Premier youth competition

  • – Cup Champions U-13 2015
  • League Runners up U-13 2015, U-14 2015, U-18 2018
  • Cup Semi Finals U-16 2017, U-18 2018

Premier youth competition

  • Champions U-11 2015, 2019
  • Champions U-10 2016, 2018
  • Champions U-13 2017
  • Runners up U-11 2017
  • Champions U-9 2015