After several rounds of one on one battles of skills, creativity, music and sweats, Joel Asare emerged winner of the 2nd Edition of Red Bull Street Style competition in Ghana on Friday, August 16. He beat the reigning champion, Bright Amoako Dankwa in the final faceoff, after impressing judges with his creative foot works. Joel won an all-expenses paid trip to represent Ghana at the Red Bull Street Style World Championship in Tokyo, September 19 in addition to a ghc2,000 cash prize. Bright also picked up a ghc1000 cash prize for placing second.
The competition started with 16 of the best soccer freestylers in Ghana exhibiting their skills in separate bouts. The judges included Ghanaian star footballer, Laryea Kingson; 2008 Red Bull Street Style World Champion, Sean Garnier, and Forewin Ghana Limited Sales and Planning Manager, Jean Paul Mattar. The finale which was held at the National Theatre, Accra also saw performances by Stay J and Olonka .