Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has urged his players not to think about next week's encounter with Kaizer Chiefs.
Sundowns put on a fine display to thrash AmaZulu 5-0 to advance to the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals on Sunday.
Before next week's encounter with Chiefs, Sundowns will take on Highlands Park on Wednesday evening and Mosimane feels that must their only focus.
"That's why we took off [Hlompho] Kekana, I wanted to take off Gaston [Sirino] also to save them, the game of Highlands [Park] is a tough game. You know Highlands is a tough team, it'snot going to be easy, the running will be more than this. You don't want to play that game before the Kaizer Chiefs game," Mosimane told SuperSport after the game.
"But it's not about the Kaizer Chiefs game, it's about the Highlands game. Don't worry about the Kaizer Chiefs game, worry about Highlands game.
"We have two games in hand, so this Highlands game is a thorn in the flesh. And by the way, for us to win the league we don't have to beat Kaizer Chiefs, so we should never be emotional about Kaizer Chiefs, we should be professional. We don't have to win against Kaizer Chiefs to win the league, no we don't have to win that," he insisted.
"I'll drive the message to the guys to focus on Highlands game more than Chiefs, thank you."