The professional Nigerian footballer, Ayila Yussuf Atanda, turns thirty-four today. Ayila plays for the Ukrainian Premier League and Nigerian national team.
At the age of sixteen, Ayila signed his first professional contract with Enyimba International F.C and later continued his football career with Union Bank F.C. This selection in senior teams drew the attention of the national team coaches.
Ayila often plays as a defensive midfielder or central defender.