A court, sitting in Madrid, Spain’s capital, has ruled that former footballer, Samuel Eto’o, is the father of a 22-year-old woman.
Reports by UK Mirror have it that Court number 83 in Madrid gave the judgement on Thursday, concluding that Eto’o, now president of the Cameroon football Federation, is the biological father of 22-year-old Erika Do Rosario Nieves.
Not surprisingly, Eto’o was not in court on Thursday when the judgement was given having. Indeed, he was not in court either during any of its proceedings, having never acknowledged the young woman as his daughter.
Eto’o reportedly met Adileusa, the young woman’s mother, at a Madrid nightclub in 1997 while playing for Leganes, a team domiciled near the Spanish capital.
The relationship, reports say, developed until she discovered that she was pregnant in February of the following year, whereon Eto’o, according to court documents, allegedly “told her that he would act responsibly with respect to the common child, although he preferred that she did not give birth to the child.”