Phiri will be deputised by Declerck Msakakuona with Peter Mponda and Phillip Nyasulu as team manager and goalkeeper trainer respectively.
The panel has since named a 27 man squad expected to go into camp on Sunday.
Unveiling the panel during a press conference at the Mpira Village in Blantyre, Football Association of Malawi General Secretary Alfred Gunda said the coaches have been appointed on a year-long contract.
“They have already demonstrated quality leadership skills having worked on interim basis when we played a Chinese club two months ago. We will give them all the necessary support,” he said.
Phiri said he felt honoured to be given the task and promised to work hard with his team to get the results.
“It is every coach’s wish to be the mentor for his country’s team, and I feel greatly honoured. We have a task at hand and we are ready for the challenge. We have selected good players who are doing well at club level and we will not have excuses,” he said.
The Flames have also secured a friendly match against Kenya which they will play in transit to Madagascar on 18thApril.
The Flames play Madagascar away on 22nd April then host them in Lilongwe a week later.
The Following is the full squad:
1. Enerst Kakhobwe – Nyasa Big Bullets
2. Lemani Nthala – Kamuzu Barracks
3. Brighton Munthali – Silver Strikers
1. Steve Chagona – Blue Eagles
2. Stanely Sanudi – Be Forward Wanderers
3. Lucky Malata – Be Forward Wanderers
4. John Lanjesi – Nyasa Big Bullets
5. Miracle Gabeya - Nyasa Big Bullets
6. Chisomo Mpachika – Silver Strikers
7. Paul Ndhlovu – MAFCO
8. Yamikani Fodya – Nyasa Big Bullets
9. Francis Mulimbika – Be Forward Wanderers
1. Yamikani Chester – Be Forward Wanderers
2. Isaac Kaliyati – Be Forward Wanderers
3. Mike Kaziputa – Be Forward Wanderers
4. Chimango Kayira – Nyasa Big Bullets
5. Davie Banda – Kamuzu Barracks
6. Rafik Namwera – Be Forward Wanderers
7. Dalitso Sailesi – Nyasa Bullets
8. Gilbert Chirwa – Blue Eagles
9. Harvey Mkacha – Kamuzu Barracks
10. Semion Singa – Wizzards
1. Peter Wadabwa – Be Forward Wanderers
2. Binwell Kantinji – Silver Strikers
3. Muhammed Sulumba – Nyasa Big Bullets
4. Kelvin Hanganda – Kamuzu Barracks
Gerald Phiri – Head Coach
Deklerk Msakakuona – Assistant Coach
Phillip Nyasulu – Goal Keeper Trainer
Levison Mwale – Team Doctor
Peter Mponda – Team Manager