Light in build but strong on his feet with excellent ball control, Fanai was picked from the Subroto Cup Schools tournament by the Pune FC assistant coach, Gift Raikhan. The prodigal midfielder repaid the trust of the Pune coach by helping their under-19 squad win the under-20 I-League in 2012 and 2013. At the age of 16, he made his professional debut for Pune FC in 2013 and was soon selected for the national team for the 2014 AFC under-19 championship qualifiers and debuted against Qatar. Fanai made three appearances for FC Pune City in Hero ISL 2015 and will be looking for more minutes on the pitch with the Highlanders this year.
- Winner, U-20 I-League with the U-19 Pune FC squad in 2012 and 2013
- Made his professional debut for the Pune FC senior squad at the age of 16