Eto’o who has six children with four different women has been accused of abandoning a child he had when he was 19.
Former African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto’o sued by former girlfriend Adileusa do Rosario Neves for allegedly abandoning a child she had for him 19 years ago.
Eto’o who has an impeccable career during his time at Barcelona and Chelsea has been taken to court for paternity lawsuit.
Adileusa reportedly claim that she dated Eto’o during his formative years with Real Madrid where she got pregnant.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, Eto’o was aware of the pregnancy but declined his parental duties.
The report states while a 19-year-old Eto’o was on loan on loan at Leganes from Real Madrid at the time, she did her best to raise the daughter ever since and she tried to get him part of her development and upbringing.
Adileusa through her lawyer Fernando Osuna have decided to hold Eto’o accountable by taking the case to court.
The case will reportedly take place on Wednesday, April 24 with Eto’o who is now with Qatari side Qatar SC expected to appear in person.
According to the lawsuit, Adileusa who was born in Cape Verde says she got pregnant in 1997 after meeting Eto’o at a nightclub.
Adileusa’s lawyer stated that they are hoping to get a DNA sample for a paternity test from Eto’o who already has six different children from four women.
Adileusa do Rosario Neves and 19-year-old daughter Erika [SolarPix]
He said, “Samuel Eto’o has been summoned to the hearing and it will be open to the press and public.
“It’s not yet clear if he will attend as he is abroad. He has been asked to attend by a legal representative he had when he was living in Majorca.
“The judge has allowed official communications to be sent to that person because it would have been impossible otherwise for the court to notify him.
“He has not so far agreed to a voluntary DNA test and I doubt at this stage that he will.
“At the moment our case is based on things like photographs and affidavits from witnesses but a refusal by Eto’o to agree to a voluntary DNA test would go in our favour.
Samuel Eto’o is yet to respond to the claims of having a love child [Getty Images]
“This process is a long one and it’s going to go on after April’s hearing, but the decision on a maintenance allowance is a key part of this process and the judge’s decision cannot be appealed.
“The paternity claim would continue after the hearing next month.”
The alleged love child between Eto’o and Adileusa is named Erika as the African football legend is yet to release his version of events and how it will be handled.
Eto’o who is coming to the back end of his career is regarded as one of Africa’s best exports to Europe with multiple trophies during his time at Barcelona as well as two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) titles as well as an Olympic Gold medal in 2002.