South Africa's Bafana Bafana found Malawi's Flames too easy to handle after handing Kinnah's Phiri's charges yet another defeat with a 3-1 victory in a friendly match played at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban Saturday.
South Africa won the game in the first half after making the best of Ma¬lawi's defensive lapses to score two goals in the first 10 minutes of the game.
Lehlohonolo Majoro gave the hosts a dream start having scored in the 5th minute before seasoned Bafa¬na Bafana's midfielder Siphiwe Tsha¬balala cushioned the lead to two in the 10th minute.
Malawi were a peripheral figure, of themselves in the entire first and hardly troubled South Africa.
Flames midfielder Dave Banda's shot in the 37th minute was the first attempt by Malawi to trouble the hosts but it went agonisingly over the bar.
Bafana Bafana, who enjoyed a good game in the entire first half, should blame themselves for failing to punish the Flames with more goals.
Flames' beckon of hope Joseph Kam¬wendo as if to prove that he is still a man to reckon with was the best for Malawi, orchestrating every move in the midfield while giving a good backup on the blunt striking force.
Kinnah substituted teenage striker Robin Ngalande just before recess for Mozambique based Dziko Mkanda in the 40th minute.
In the second half, Malawi took over control of the game and gave false hopes of revival in just five minutes when Kamwendo scored from the penalty spot after rejuvenated Ng'ambi was tripped in the box.
But it was the same old story for Malawi as they let in Bafana Bafana to restore the two-goal cushion with an 80th minute penalty by May Mahlangu awarded after James Sangale needlessly tripped a striker.
Kinnah blamed the loss on the two early goals they scored but wore a brave face to say that he was still building a new team although his tactics would prove otherwise.
Bullets teenage Gabadinho Mhango was only introduced in the game with six minutes to go and his only touch of the game could have resulted in a goal.