Samuel Eto'o slammed with paternity lawsuit over 19-year-old lady Erika

Samuel Eto'o slammed with paternity lawsuit over 19-year-old lady Erika

- Samuel Eto'o has been slapped with a paternity lawsuit by his former girlfriend Adileusa do Rosario Neves

- The former lover wants Eto'o to be recognized as the father of her 19-year-old daughter Erika

- The four-time Champions League winner presently has six children with four different women

Samuel Eto'o is currently facing a new court paternity lawsuit over a child outside wedlock.

Adileusa do Rosario Neves is fighting to have the former Barcelona star as the father of her 19-year-old daughter Erika.

Her lawyer Fernando Osuna said that the hearing would take place at a Madrid court on April 24.

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The 39-year-old Adelisua claimed she got pregnant for Eto'o in 1997 while he was on loan at Leganes from Real Madrid.

Eto'o who has six recognised children with four different women had told his wife Georgette, he would 'act responsibly' soon after Adelisua broke the news but then cut off all contact with her.

Erika was born in November 1999 in a hospital in the Spanish capital.

Adileusa's lawyer Fernando Osuna said when he launched his court fight against Eto'o that he would ask for a DNA sample.

Osuna said the court would decide after the hearing whether it agreed to Erika's request for a maintenance allowance as an interim measure while it continues to study the paternity claim.

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.

"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."

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Several photos of Adileusa with Eto'o are understood to have been submitted as part of the paternity lawsuit.

Witnesses are also believed to have signed affidavits confirming the duo had a relationship at the time.

She attacked Eto'o in an interview late last year after she announced she was taking legal action.

Adelisua recalled Eto'o response when she broke the news that she was pregnant: "He told me I was like all the who.res who go looking for footballers, that I was a b.itch and if I didn't have an abortion I was going to have problems.

"I thought he was in love with me and believed he would behave better than that."

Apart from two daughters with his wife, Eto'o has a daughter with an Italian hairdresser, two children with a French woman and a teenage son called Etienne by a Majorcan-based woman called Maria Angeles Pineda.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o believes African coaches are treated as second class citizens in spite of their rich qualifications and experiences.

The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker claims their (African coaches) chances of securing top managerial jobs in Europe are limited owing to lack of confidence. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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