Ifeanyi was 20 when he graduated to professional football in 2016 by joining Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club, a club that is owned by one of Nigeria’s largest Pentecostal denominations and had just earned promotion to Nigeria’s top division, the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL). Ifeanyi accelerated his rise by featuring regularly as MFM FC retained their spot in the NPFL. He made special mention of his appreciation for the NPFL, stating that the competition level and coaches helped make him the player he is today.
Earning regular time at a young age for MFM FC led to a transfer the next season to a more prominent NPFL side, Akwa United. The club from the southern state of Akwa Ibom was enjoying its best period of success, regularly competing for qualification to CAF club competitions. 2018 was the year when Ifeanyi’s professional career started to really take off. He took part in Akwa’s run to the play-off round of that year’s CAF Confederation Cup, but most significantly, earned the opportunity to represent his country at the African Nations Championship. Being a regular starter in Nigeria’s run to the final, Ifeanyi described the experience:
“It is every player’s dream to represent your fatherland and the senior national team. So it was an honor for me, my family and I give God the glory because it is God who made it possible. So the experience that I got was wonderful and this has helped my career a lot. This has boosted my profile. This has made a lot of people happy.”