The coach of the Flames believes his charges are capable of defeating the four-time African champions after beating Zambia two months ago
The 58-year-old said he enjoys the underdog’s tag placed on his team ahead of the match. The last meeting between the two sides ended goalless in a friendly match in January 2010 in Swaziland.
The Black Stars are responsible for Malawi’s worst ever defeat after posting a 12-0 victory over the Flames in 1962. The Malawians recently lost 1-0 to Liberia in a preparatory game.
“Ghana are not invincible, any team can compete with Ghana depending on their preparation that is why Ghana has not won a trophy in a long while,” Phiri told Goal.com Ghana.
“I believe in my young team because these boys beat African champions, Zambia 1-0 in July, a team Ghana have failed to beat in two attempts this year,” the former Free States Stars coach added.
The match kicks off at 15:30 GMT at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.