Football Is Still Not Mathematics

 

 

This week, Ope Adediran features as a guest writer on Lolo’s Thoughts. He weighs in on the age- long discourse about the unpredictability of the beautiful game of football.

Ope resides in Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Animal Science from the University of Ibadan. He has interests in reading, trivia/quizzing, social critiquing, and writing occasionally.

 

 

 

“Football is not mathematics” is a cliché among sports journalists and fans in Nigeria. The maxim attempts to clarify the fact the game of football and many of its outcomes are not things one can calculate with absolute precision like one would in mathematics.