#Fifagate: Swiss police make more arrests

Some of the arrests took place in the same hotel where Fifa officials were arrested in May.

The Fifa logo is pictured at the Fifa headquarters on 2 June, 2015 in Zurich. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Authorities have made more arrests in Switzerland this morning in the ongoing investigation into corruption within world football.

As members of Fifa's Executive Committee were meeting in Zurich this week to approve reform measures, current and former senior officials were targeted by Swiss police on charges that include racketeering, money laundering and fraud.

Swiss law enforcement confirmed more than a dozen people will be charged, adding to the case against Fifa.

Two of the numerous Fifa officials arrested in Zurich this morning, have been named.

Members of Fifa's executive committee are currently meeting in Zurich, to approve reform measures within the association.

Swiss authorities took the opportunity, to target current and former senior officials on charges including include racketeering, money laundering and fraud.

One of those arrested is Concacaf president, Alfredo Hawit, who took over from Jeff Webb at the north, Central American and Caribbean association.

The other official is Juan Angel Napout, president of Conmebol, the South American Football Confederation.

Some of the arrests took place in the same hotel where Fifa officials were arrested in May.

Authorities were quick to confirm that suspended President Sepp Blatter was not one of the arrested.

Blatter and Michel Platini, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as the sport faces criminal probes in Switzerland and the United States, have both been suspended for 90 days by the Fifa ethics committee while it investigates their conduct.

Platini's lawyer said last month that ethics investigators had sent a report to the judgment panel recommending he serve a life ban.

But Blatter, who has been Fifa president since 1998, would not say whether a similar recommendation had been made for him.