Their best outing was at the 2014 edition in South Africa where they finished third.
On their part, Morocco, who are also making their first CHAN final, will be banking on the support of fans who will be inside the Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca.
Speaking in a 19 seconds video from his base in China which was published on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) verified Twitter handle, Ighalo urged the players to do Nigeria proud.
“Hello guys. I just want to wish the Super Eagles all the very best today in the final in Morocco,” Ighalo said.
“They have done well so far in the tournament and they are playing in the final today.
“I wish you guys all the very best. Go and make Nigeria proud, victory all the way. Peace guys.”