Swiss authorities sweep Fifa headquarters, seize documents

Fifa President Gianni Infantino is allegedly not among those under investigation.

Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Swiss authorities have conducted a search at Fifa's head office in Zurich as part of their ongoing investigation into the football governing body's corruption scandal.

Documents and electronic data were seized by the office of the Swiss attorney general.

Fifa President Gianni Infantino is allegedly not among those under investigation.

The office of the Swiss attorney general says the raid is aimed at confirming existing findings and obtaining further information.

Fifa is still reeling from the corruption scandal that broke a year ago, which saw the arrests of several top officials and the banning of Former President Sepp Blatter.

South Africa has also been embroiled in the scandal after being accused of paying a R10 million bribe to secure the rights to host the 2010 World Cup - however, they've since denied it

The Attorney General says no further information can be divulged on the search.

At the same time, Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner are set to be investigated for unduly awarding themselves salary increases.

New documents and evidence have revealed that the three former Fifa officials received undue increases and bonuses between 2011 and 2015.

The international football body has shared the information with Swiss authorities and will brief the United States justice department as part of their commitment to zero tolerance over wrongdoing in the organisation.

Blatter and Valcke were banned from football last year, while Kattner's contract was terminated by Fifa last month.