He joined Stationery Stores FC in 1971 after a brief stint with the defunct Metal Construction Football Club (Apapa) after having led the Zumratul-Islamiya Grammar School, Surulere to victory in the 1970 Principals' Cup Football competition for secondary schools in Lagos State.
Nicknamed the "Master Dribbler", Ilerika wore the number 9 jersey while on the national team. His last game was in the final of the 1981 Cup Winners Cup where Stores lost to Cameroun's Union Douala 2-1 on aggregate. Chief Ilerika then moved on to the team's technical bench. At the time of his death, he was the Lagos State Football Association Vice-Chairman.
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