visiting Djibouti in Group 12 of the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of
Nations on Saturday.
Elvis Kafoteka began the rout with a goal after just four minutes, Esau Kanyenda then made it 2-0 in the 20th minute.
Djibouti pulled one back three minutes later with a goal from Daya Hassan.
But Kayenda then completed his hat-trick with two goals in the first five minutes of the second half.
Joseph Kamwendo, Moses Chavula, Robert Ngambi and Noel Mkandawire all then found the target to wrap up the victory.
Phiri only took over as coach of Malawi ten days ago replacing Englishman Stephen Constantine.
Next weekend Malawi travel to play the DR Congo while Djibouti have the daunting task of hosting the African Champions, Egypt.
The other Group 12 game is on Sunday in Cairo between Egypt and the DR Congo.