Samuel Eto'o reportedly hauled to court by son


FC Barcelona legend Samuel Eto'o has reportedly been hauled to court by his own son for not paying maintenance.

According to Spanish publication Sport, Eto'o's 18-year-old son Etienne has dragged the former Cameroon international to court for an amount of about €20 000 (R400 000) which he claims is owed to him for food and compensation for his schooling.

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It is alleged that Etienne, who is also a footballer and is contracted to Real Oviedo's youth teams, told the court he has not heard from his father in years and that his claim seeks to recover the funds he and his family had to spend as a result of the ex-Barca star's alleged neglect.

This is the second time the four-time African Footballer of the Year has been dragged to court by one of his children – just last year he was ordered to pay €1 400 (R27 000) a month to his daughter Erika after a bitter paternity lawsuit.

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