IT IS always sad to hear of the passing of a football great and Piet Keizer’s death is a reminder that the heroes of a golden era are gradually leaving the playing field of life. Keizer didn’t really figure in World Cup 1974, having played in just one of the Netherlands’ seven games in West Germany, a goalless draw with Sweden in Dortmund. In fact, his football career ended just a few months later, in October 1974 following a disagreement with Ajax manager Hans Kraay. But Keizer played in all four of Ajax’s European Cup finals between 1969 and 1973. He won 34 caps for the Netherlands between 1962 and 1974. He was a skilful left winger who linked-up well with the more celebrated…